Oftentimes, we carry on a conversation with the sole purpose of keeping it going, rather than trying to make it especially interesting. The result is that it often becomes boring and uncomfortable.
That’s why we have prepared some tips on how to avoid this situation and, instead, seriously impress your interlocutor.
A well-formulated question can make a person tell you a story. There is no way for them to respond in the standard way.
Break The Mirror
When a conversation goes wrong, a funny situation often develops that is sometimes called a “mirror.” To appear polite, we often ask standard questions of our interlocutors, repeat the words they use, or simply agree with everything they say.
As a result, we lose whatever enjoyment we can get from the conversation.
When we “break the mirror” something special enters the conversation and it immediately stops being boring.
Play Around With The Expected Answer:
Another great way to get out of a boring conversation is to avoid giving the expected response.
A non-standard answer to a question will not turn people away from you. In fact, you will attract them because you will look different from others.
Boost the conversation, ask unusual questions, and offer unusual answers. That way, everyone around you will be fascinated.
Based on materials from Christopher Colin, “What to Talk About”