That awkward moment: Dead Air in Conversations
December 28, 2012 2:21pm CST
Conversing with people is in a way helpful in developing your self-confidence, socializing with other people and improving one’s conversation skills. It is also helpful in creating good rapport and relationships with others. But have you ever experienced having a good conversation with somebody and then suddenly in a span of minutes there will be an odd dead-air in the conversation, like there is a big paused/silenced that you wished you just don’t want to happen. On a personal note, I had experienced such and it was way awkward. I was having a conversation with a close friend that I haven’t meet for some time and the conversation was really stirring a lot of good memories and information about my friend’s career and in a matter of minutes or so, the conversation had broken down in to an odd silence. I don’t how that happened but it was completely awkward. Please share your thoughts…
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29 Dec 12
It's really awkward. I have experienced this many times. Well I just used the silence by smiling whenever our eyes meet, because I think it's also a way of communicating. And then, I tried hard to think of another topic again so as to get back to the conversation. Well a little silence is good, because if there's no pauses in the middle of the conversation, it will be very boring.
29 Dec 12
Yes, that is when you "retreat into your mind" and start thinking, DON'T THINK. Just let it flow. Have you noticed how fluent your conversations are when you are "not" thinking and only realise it later, than already planned conversation topics and thought lines?
28 Dec 12
Yeah it happened to me too. Maybe because both of you don't know what else to talk about, it happened to me and my best friend too, if that happens I guess we just enjoy a moment of silence, silence doesn't necessarily means bad things too. Or since it happened to you and your close friend who already long not to see, maybe you just run out things to talk to and I think soon after one of you would think about something to talk again, right?