At some point in our lives it will happen to us that we do not know how to escape an uncomfortable conversation and we are afraid of making mistakes, well because everything has a solution and we can get away with it if a series of aspects are taken into account . You have to realize that the conversation is not something that is going to last forever , therefore, knowing that it is temporary, it will lower your nerves.

Tips for an awkward conversation

  • There are no assumptions to be made . This is a very common mistake, as it can make the conversation tense . You have to make sure you know the thoughts or what the other person wants us to understand, that is, not to take certain aspects of the conversation for granted . When in doubt, it is always better to ask, and listen carefully to what you want to say at all times. In this way you can put an end to the conversation in a very subtle way.
  • Avoid silences . Another tip is to avoid this type of situation , as it is the most uncomfortable , especially when it is a dual conversation and not in a group. There are studies that after 4 seconds of silence in a conversation, anxiety levels skyrocket considerably and it is more difficult to continue with the conversation because it costs more to articulate a word when not knowing what to say. You can talk about anything, any detail that you have noticed, that is natural and that everything flows .
  • Practice active listening . It is important that even if you are not comfortable in a conversation that the interlocutor does not notice it . Show that you listen, let them speak, and even try to intervene even a couple of times. That will break the ice . It is very important at this point to be receptive. If the conversation gets a little tense , try to reinforce it with positive comments as well. Everything on a scale .

How to get out of an awkward conversation

On many occasions, facing a conversation can generate stress because you do not know very well how to get out of the way, for example, it can occur both at work and an unexpected collision at the supermarket one day that you have a somewhat neglected appearance. Nothing happens, in reality the key is everything is the naturalness of the moment, you have to think that this conversation is not going to last long . At the moment in which those terrible nerves appear , everything worsens, we can even get short of breath , we must remain calm at all times.

    • In the case that, for example, you are at an event, just saying “Excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom” is a way to escape from a most uncomfortable conversation . If there are more people, it is even easier.
    • The brooch of gold can put you saying someone is calling by phone , it is a way of esfurmarse conversation. Set an alarm or simply make your mobile shine , but above all make sure that nobody sees your screen, because you can look like a liar .
  • In a formal event, the best way to escape an uncomfortable conversation is that you are called, that you had a pending conversation, that you will return later . Later you exchange contact cards and the awkward conversation will have disappeared. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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