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    Easy to Talk to Others?

    created by MorganP06 32 days 2 hours 7 minutes ago

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    Easy to Talk to Others?

    Happy Sunday, friends!

    Do you find it easy to talk to others, especially those you don’t know or does the thought of having conversations with complete strangers give you the social heebie-jeebies??

    Last night I was at a concert benefit for a local school district and found myself in many different conversations with people I was meeting for the first time. I find it pretty easy to talk to people and can often relate to them on various levels. I really value having this ability to easily talk to people. It has certainly helped make situations less awkward for me!

    Thanks!
    Morgan

    Re: Easy to Talk to Others?

    Hey Morgan,

    I find it very easy to talk with others. I’ve always been a very social and talkative person so speaking to a new person never leaves me nervous or on edge. I honestly love meeting new people and hoping to develop new friendships or acquaintances.


    -Jess

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    Hey!

    I used to not be comfortable talking to strangers. I still kind of am depending on where i am at, but ever since i got into nursing school i am kind of forced to get out of my shell and interact with others because well i can’t run away from that it’s my job to know any and every little thing about patients including their history and things of that kind. So i am all in their business hahah litterally. I think its great to be able to talk with others. Its easier when people are more open to speaking where as when you have someone grumpy and is not willing to even look at you makes the day hard for both self and the other person because you don’t know how to take care of that person and its hard. Communication skills is great to have and im slowly learninng how to communicate to the point when before i even say high people will say something to me. Im trying my best to get some good skills and hopefully be open to everyone. I was so shy at the beginning but now i just feel so comfortable talking.

    Thanks
    Have a blessed day!!

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    Hi Morgan,

    Like the two of you, I find it easy to talk to others.

    That is a skill that has served me well in my career as a teacher! It absolutely makes social situations less awkward and actually enjoyable. Sometimes friends will tease me when we are out and about,,,I am always striking up conversations with people. Well, not in creepy ways, but rather as a way bond in the moment! Or maybe to de-escalate tense, frightening or awkward situations or even to provide comfort.

    Auntiec

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    Hey Morgan,

    As a painfully shy person, I always find if difficult to talk to strangers or someone I don't know really well. I'm just get extremely nervous and don't know how to start or keep a conversation going. Even the thought of meeting new people gives me anxieties.

    Once I get to know a person a lot better, I start to open up and become a lot comfortable. Since I am transferring to a university, I'm going to try to get out of my shell and start becoming more approaching because I really want to make friends ( I know it sounds weird) but is scared of talking to new people. I'll start working on that and see how it goes.


    Thanks for the forum and have a wonderful day!

    - Unique

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    Hi Morgan,

    This is an interesting question. I usually don't find it hard to speak to new people, but it depends on the setting and who I'm speaking to.

    If people have some celebrity or notoriety attached to them, I do get tongue tied. If I'm in a large group of new people, I prefer to listen rather than speak.

    Also, if I begin a conversation with someone new and I don't feel that the person is receptive to me -- and I am extremely sensitive to others' reactions -- then that makes me wonder if I've done or said something inappropriate or boring and that makes me hesitant about continuing or even about approaching the next person. I'm not the type who says wildly inappropriate things, but I do use humor a lot. Laughter is bonding. Maybe I'm too sensitive. Maybe people don't get my humor. But I don't want to talk to anyone who doesn't want to talk to me. (That's why I'm a horrible salesperson -- I don't want to intrude on people.)

    Thanks for the question!

    Janine

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    Hey Morgan,

    Yes I do find it easy to talk to people, I have always been a social, talkative person this was very helpful when I was a Preschool Teacher's Aid I loved conversing with all of the different families of the students.

    Interesting topic!

    Thanks for the forum,
    Karen

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    Hi Morgan,

    I do find it difficult sometimes to talk to new people. I feel okay if no one knew each other beforehand and everyone is just doing a meet-and-greet type of thing, but I feel awkward when most others already know each other well and I am trying to strike up a conversation. Over the next year, I definitely want to improve my small talk skills.


    Thanks for the forum! Have a nice day!
    helppleasepharm

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    Hi Morgan!

    I love this topic! I have a very easy time talking to people I don't know and getting to know them. I think for people who are shy it gets easier the older you get. It is interesting because after reading the comments on here I can tell just by how people express themselves when they write as well who are the more extroverted people and who are more introverted and introspective. I am glad to hear that nursing helped Nancy become more comfortable with talking to people she didn't know, my daughter is socially anxious and shy and she is going into nursing so I hope it helps her to break out of her shell as well.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Karen

    Re: Easy to Talk to Others?

    Hi Morgan, great question!

    To me, the idea of talking to new people is easy for me, but when I actually have to do it, I start to feel nervous and unsure. I think that as I've gotten older, it has become more difficult for me to approach people and initiate conversation. This may have been brought upon by experiences that I have had where I initiated conversation, but the other person lacks interest, or they make the situation feel uncomfortable. It made me realize that I didn't like the feeling of awkwardness, and so it has made me like a turtle who goes into their shell instead of crawling out, and talking with others first.

    -Jo

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    Hi!

    Talking to new people isn’t that easy to me. I can do it but it’s always awkward and we talk about things like school and work. I would love to become better at talking to people.

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    I speak to strangers everyday, but yes its easy to talk to people who hold the same interest, when suggestions are given, and just sharing random opinions about what going on in my current surroundings....

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    Hi, yes I have a problem speaking to strangers. I can have a conversation but it is not something want to initiate as I tend to get nervous and embarrassed.

    - W

    Re: Easy to Talk to Others?

    Hi Morgan,

    In a nutshell I think it’s easy for me to talk to people, but I struggle sometimes no doubt about it.

    I went to a smallish wedding where there were lots of people
    I didn’t know last night. Since I knew I wouldn’t see them again it gave me the confidence to be myself and not worry about what they think of me. I found it easy to talk to just about anyone. Including people way older than me. I’m more of an introvert, but because of my travels I can usually relate to most people on some level. I have found that if you listen with intent and ask people about themselves you tend to have better conversations. Once they open up you can talk about their interests and the conversations flow from there. I had a lot of fun at that wedding last night because of all the social interactions. I was very nervous at first to go, but at the end of the night I felt welcomed and made some new friends and connections.

    Also, I have noticed collegenet has helped my people skills. We are constantly interacting with each other and asking questions. You learn quickly what people are interested and not interested in by how many posts your forums receive. This site has given me many ideas and has made me less afraid to ask questions. Many of the topics we have here could easily bring about conversations with people at a party, gathering, wedding, or the like.

    Thanks for reading!

    ~Jon

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    Hey Morgan!

    I actually find it really easy to talk to others now that I am older.

    When I was young, I was extremely shy. I never had the courage to talk to others because I was so insecure I always made thing awkward.

    I finally got a waitress job so I would be forced out of my comfort zone. It forced me to practice my conversational skills and now I am an expert! I really enjoy talking to people.

    Great topic!

    -Erin