First of all let’s clarify this myth about introverts being social recluses who hate people. Hopefully you know that that is bullshit – unless that is the case for you, well, just know it’s not true for all introverts. I LOVE a good chat with someone. Not even close friends – I’ve been known to enjoy talking to strangers sometimes just as much. BUT. There are a few conditions that make for a stellar introvert conversation – and a few conditions that make for a dire one.
The kind where you want the ground to part and to be sucked in to a black abyss – just to relieve you of the awfulness. Anyway – the point of this podcast is to acknowledge the conditions that generally make for a great conversation if you are an introvert OR if you’re an extrovert talking to an introvert – some things to consider. Not every conversation will be wonderful – whether it’s at work, at family gatherings, parties – if you’re unlucky enough to find yourself at one – and general day-to-day activities. BUT I’m convinced that with these tips I’m about to outline, you’ll be able to steer a conversation into a much more introvert-friendly direction, use your natural introvert strengths to make it even better – and get the fuck out of it if it is really that bad.
What I cover:
Why introverts are at a disadvantage when speaking in meetings and debates
What to do when you keep getting interrupted
The real deal with eye contact
The top mistake we make when meeting in a public location
Small talk – how to make it big talk (without being weird)
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