What is best way to avoid awkward silence in conversations? by QuestionGuy March 30, 2021, 10:15 am What is best way to avoid awkward silence in conversations? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMeavoidawkwardconversationsQuestion and Answersilence See more Previous article Math Teacher: Your homework looks like chicken scratch, but you have all the correct answers Next article What triggers you the most when it comes to political discussions? 37 Comments Leave a Reply You don’t. Silence is a natural part of most conversations because people sometimes need time to collect their thoughts. It’s only awkward if you make it out to be. Log in to Reply whip out your dick. Works like a charm. Log in to Reply Fart loudly Log in to Reply Avoid? Enjoy! That’s how. Log in to Reply 1. Just say this is getting akward, admit it. Then ask if the other person want to do an akward pause. 2. Look at something and play that remind me of, like if there’s a tree just say that we can find the age of trees by counting circles on them but i have no idea where are the circles on a tree. Do you? Here knowing the interest of other person helps because then you can pick a topic they’ll want to talk about too. 3. Or don’t say or do anything it’s also good to have a silent atmosphere here and there. Log in to Reply Reply to this when u get an answer, i need it too Log in to Reply If there’s it’s awkward there must be a reason why it’s awkward. It could be yourself or the person you’re around that causes the feeling. Log in to Reply Yell at the top of your lungs to assert dominance over the conversation Log in to Reply make strange animal noises when no one is talking Log in to Reply Soooo how was your day? :))))))))) Log in to Reply Talk. I mean, is there any other alternative? Log in to Reply Talk Log in to Reply I’m not good at this, so when things start to get quiet I find a reason to walk away. I can get past it with people I know well, but it’s the only natural point to end a conversation on that’s immediately obvious to me. Log in to Reply “That’s a nice coat” Log in to Reply Sitting in silence isn’t all too bad, like try to think of the scene in Clue when Mrs. Peacock tries to force a conversation? It can be like that. I suggest making a comment on the silence, or if it’s pointed silence (meaning a silent understanding or some kind of subjective bomb dropped), try to shift the topic Log in to Reply Stare into their eyes without blinking, they’ll quickly fill in any gaps in the conversation. Strong eye contact is key! Log in to Reply Don’t start conversations. Then it’s just peaceful silence Log in to Reply Avoid conversations Log in to Reply it’s nice to sometimes enjoy someone else’s presence with out worrying about talking thier head off and vice-versa learn to enjoy it. it makes for a much more chill experience imo Log in to Reply “So… nice weather isn’t it?” Log in to Reply Stick your penis in her mouth so that conversation isn’t expected anyway. Log in to Reply The classic comment about the weather Log in to Reply Actively listening to what the other person is saying and asking them questions is a good place to start. Log in to Reply Ask a question! I had a situation at school this week where we had to bring someone in and my person bailed last minute so I had to post online and find a stranger to come in with me. We provide a service that people would need or want. So I have this stranger come in and I don’t know anything about him except his name. Anytime there was a long pause I would just ask him about himself. What does he like to do? Had he done anything he was proud of during quarantine. How is he feeling with the shut downs. How is his work affected. After learning where he works just asking more questions about his work. With friends I do the same. Ask follow up questions to things they have said. There is always more that can be explained. Eventually they’ll say something you can relate to or have something of your own to share. Do you read about things that are interesting to you? Ask them have you heard (and then tell them about something you read or saw on the news). Do you like a certain show or video game? Do they? MOST important: don’t rapid fire questions. Let them naturally connect. Use what they said to either comment or ask for more information. If you’re jumping from question to unrelated question it’s going to come off really impersonal. At worst it will seem like you’re trying to control the conversation and avoid talking about yourself. Log in to Reply Stop having conversations Log in to Reply Just constant stream of talking. As soon as something enters your brain, just vomit it out through your word-hole Log in to Reply Screech like a demon Log in to Reply Look into the distance like you’re a sailor contemplating something. And go *hmmmm uhmmmm* Log in to Reply singing Log in to Reply Try re-adressing something you already talked about. For example: “Um… So you said were from where? Was it Florida?” It will either go “Oh yes Florida” or “Oh no I’m from Oregon.” And then if you get it wrong, apologize and continue the conversation by talking about Florida or in this case, where they’re from. Of course this applies to any topic. Another example: “How old did you say you were again?” “Oh I’m 24.” “Cool so fresh of college… Or still in college?” And continue on from there… Talking about college or sum other things. The key is to stay interested enough to keep the conversation going, ask questions and if you feel like you’re asking to much, add in facts about yourself too. Log in to Reply Embrace the silence and just be. Log in to Reply Ask a question. But not too many Log in to Reply There’s no way to stop it. The best way to overcome it is to just say something and hope it turns into a conversation. Log in to Reply Start whistling. Log in to Reply “any big plans for the weekend?” the old barber special. Log in to Reply Don’t think of the silence as ‘awkward.’ Sometimes silence is necessary and doesn’t need to be filled with needless sounds or words. Log in to Reply Say “Hey, umm….” and think of some dumb shit to keep it rolling and fast. IMO almost anything at all is better than silence. I usually just try to make them laugh or smile because clearly neither of you have much to say anyway so just make the best of it. 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