Focusing the attention on the other person in those moments can help us get past those awkward spots, she says.
Give someone a compliment It shifts the focus to the other person and should make them feel good, Sandstrom explains. She researches how lookint navigate their social worldsincluding how language and mental capacity influences interactions.
Research actually suggests that people who ask more questions are better liked by their conversation partners cgat people who ask fewer questions. Our fear assumptions fail to take into the social norms of politeness, Schroeder says.
You get better at asking better questions, and answering with more interesting responses. Research shows the opposite, however, that people nearly always are willing to engage in a conversation when prompted by someone else.
Be curious Ask questions. A question can either kick off a conversation or keep it going, Sandstrom says.