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How To Revive A Dying Conversation

Posted On: Oct 22, 2018   |   Posted By: Refinery29

How To Revive A Dying Conversation

It's every introvert's worst nightmare - you're at a party where you don't know too many people, and you've latched onto someone who seems safe to talk to for the rest of the night. But then it starts to happen: Your conversation with this person is dying faster than your iPhone battery. As awkward as that can be, remember that it's not a reflection on your conversational skills. "People might be tired, they might be distracted, there could be a lot of explanations that have nothing to do with you and the actual conversation," says Ali Mattu, PhD , assistant professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. "When we're in a conversation and it might be dying out, we can take it so personally, and take so much responsibility for it, but in reality, it might not have anything to do with the conversation itself." The other person might tired, stressed, hangry, or just simply not feeling chatty - and it's normal for conversations to die out even when we're talking to our best friends. It just seems more...

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