How talkative are you?

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  1. Bill

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    I was painfully shy as a kid. To get over it I got a job as a salesman in college. Now I am comfortable talking to strangers. I’ve moved from California to England and now I’ve got lots of otherwise reticent brits chatting with me asking where I’m from, etc. because of my American accent.
     
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    Comfortable silence is one of the best things out there
     
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    My wife and I are very talkative. We’re typical, chatty, brash Americans. When we get together, British people go running for cover! It’s all about the love though. Both of us very passionately care about people and any living thing. But, as I said, some people’s first reaction is to scurry. :confused::eek:
     
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  4. teletimetx

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    Not very. I listen, to a point.

    Talkin' 'bout my generation? Nope.

    Something to Talk About? I Don't Want to Talk About It Now.

    She Talks to Rainbows? Yeah, I bet she does...

    Ok, I'm not making it a gender thing. I'm not. But the speed at which my daughter talks, my middle daughter, sometimes requires a translator.

     
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  5. BigDaddyLH

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    Maybe my fav Tull LP.....the U.S. release with Teacher on it.
     
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    I was shy as a kid. Usually only spoke when I was spoken to. Then, in my early 20’s, I got an outside sales job, and I had to learn to speak with people on a regular basis. Around the same time, I started to play solo acoustic guitar at bars, which gave me even more confidence.

    Fast forward to the present, I consider myself a good conversationalist. I just don’t ramble on about nothing like one of my buddies does. I’m a good listener, which I think is a main ingredient of being a good conversationalist. I have a knack for talking about whatever it is the person/people I’m talking to want to talk about, except astrophysics.:D
     
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    Give me a topic I'm interested or knowledgeable about and I'll carry a conversation. Put me in a situation where I have to come up with small talk with people I dont know and its borderline torture.
     
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    Does talking to oneself count?

    My favorite aspect of retirement (five years now) is being able to limit human interaction. I was always a bit reclusive but it's like game on now. Some months I only talk to 3 or 4 grocery checkers and the guy at the pot store.
     
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    That's the way to be. There was a guy in my office who could talk a gate off its hinges. (He didn't last long, but that's a different story.) He would go on and on about things no one cared about. For example, he took up bowling and would go on and on about it, and I got the distinct feeling no one else in the office cared a fig about bowling -- for example, no one ever commented on what he was saying. This didn't slow him down on his bowling soliloquy.
     
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    Depends on who's listening.
     
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    Too talkative when I am enthusiastic about something.
     
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    I'd rather have a tooth pulled than be required to make conversation.
     
  15. Shuster

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    Please!
     
  16. Mike Eskimo

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    Search back to any of my many posts describing my “friendship” with a wildly ADD wing nut of 61 yrs of age.

    Today (yes, he came over today...to beg for some tea :(:mad::confused:) I had to warn him I was not going to answer any questions .

    It’s a good way to cut him off at the pass.
    Otherwise he‘ll question you into next week :

    “Oh ! Glass doorknobs ? Did you always have glass doorknobs ? You know, at my grandma’s house we used to...”

    “So what did you think of that Ken Burns Country series ? Specifically the part about blah blah blah ...because I thought blah blah blah...”

    “Do you like Parsnips ? How do you cook them ? They give me gas and I found that blah blah blah...”

    Nonf***ingstop.

    To the OP - tell your wife it could be worse. Waaaaaay worse...
     
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    Look at my post count in one year or whatever it's been, now imagine if rather than have to type real slow with 2 fingers i could talk at a normal pace. Just try and shut me up.:)
    I don't say much for the first few hours of the day though. I need some time to get going.
    I also need people around worth talking to.
     
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    I teach seminars on how to be an effective briefer, speaker, and instructor.

    Other than that, I'm basically a shy person.
    ;)
     
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    I can barely get a word in sideways when I talk to myself...
     
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    I don't find myself talkative at all like other people who don't know when to stop talking and they just keep on going and going but when I'm told to shut up...I shut up!:)

     
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