How much does passion play a part in being able to have things to say? I keep coming back to this problem. I know that when I feel passionate about something, I have a lot more to say, and feel a little bit more motivated to speak. But there are very few things that I get 'revved up' about. I know that (and this is just an example, it doesn't need to be something negative) when I'm angry about something I become more opinionated, sharper and creative. I simply get more thoughts that I can verbalize. I've mentioned this before but I have so few interests I'm passionate about. I am wishing I was a comic book / video game / role-playing "geek" or whatever just so I could have interests that I could share with other like-minded people. I am just wondering how much this has to do with having successful conversations.
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Post by strawberrysweetie on Dec 7, 2011 17:23:38 GMT -5
I have the same problem. And I personally think it has a lot to do with successful conversations.
I know that when I do feel I have a successful interaction, it comes down to however I feel about the subject and how strong of an opinion I have regarding something. I don't feel I know or do a whole lot....so often I just don't have much to say. And it's difficult for me to find people with similar interests. Since I do so little, I guess. bleh
*oooooh...I remembered something. I would say another way to be successful is to be able to joke around a lot. Saying random, clever things. I feel very boring, because apparently, I don't really have it in me. I often don't feel I know how to joke around with others. I'll laugh at others jokes, but I'm terrible at coming up with my own or even coming up with good comebacks on the spot. I'd like to think it mainly just means I'm uncomfortable to begin with...and maybe that does play a small role...but really I just think it means that I'm a massive bore. It's frustrating being this way.
Anyway, I just think that's another way to become more socially involved. Sometimes, it's not about depth of a conversation, but just being able to kid around a bit. I apparently suck at both, ha.
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2011 17:44:11 GMT -5 by strawberrysweetie