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What is the point in small talk? I don't get it. It's cheap and unnecissary. And it's probably the reason I don't understand people.

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zanfur
Apr. 29th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
The point is to assess each others' emotional states, reading from things like tone of voice and body language. Kind of like dogs sniffing each other.
schwarzkatze
May. 2nd, 2010 09:14 am (UTC)
Yes, but anything other than direct and to the point conversation just comes out as static and is confusing to me. I don't know if I'll ever get the hang of it, though I'll still try.
roseyvine
Jun. 5th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
!!!!!!

I can't count the number of times I have said almost this EXACT same thing.

I had a boyfriend about 5 years ago that lived his life via small talk; his whole family was that way too. I lived with him and saw him every day and still, small talk! It irritated me to no end because the guy was so freakin intelligent and well spoken. He could talk about massively in-depth things but the yadda yadda small talk crap was his default.

I'm so bad at it that I can't even fake it for situations where it would probably benefit me.
I am my own doom.
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