If you consider yourself an introvert, you may prefer spending time alone and can often feel worn out after a day of socializing.
For some introverts, it can feel challenging to come up with discussion topics or maintain your energy in conversations.
The following prompts can help you maintain and thrive in conversations both personally and professionally.
Show Your Interest
Showing others that you’re interested in what they have to say can help keep the conversation going.
Asking more open-ended questions can help encourage the other person to open up more, which in turn, can help break the ice.
For example, let’s say the other person brought up that they grew up in a certain town. Instead of asking them if they liked living there, you can ask what their experience was like living there.
Sometimes, the fear of saying the “wrong” thing can hold you back from engaging further in the conversation.
Even though talking to new people or having deep conversations can be intimidating. Yes, it may be easier said than done, but one of the best things you can do is have confidence in yourself.
If a thought pops up during your conversation, express it. The other person may be glad you did.
Exiting A Conversation
You know your body best. If you feel your energy starting to drain, it may be your body’s way of telling you it’s time to take a break.
You can go to the restroom, get some water or step outside for some air for as long as you need.
When you feel comfortable, you can return to the social situation. And if you feel like you’ve had enough for the day, simply head back to the person you were walking to and tell them you have to head out.
At the end of the day, social interaction should feel like something we want to do, not something we have to do.
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