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677 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by dimension

When making small talk, do you prefer to talk about yourself, or the other person?

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19 yrs ago - Sunday 8/10/03 - 8:40:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I show interest in the other person. Given the chance, most people I know like to talk about themselves.
19 yrs ago - Sunday 8/10/03 - 8:43:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Usually I unwittingly talk about myself.This is not what I prefer, I just used to go under the assumption that I was a lot more interesting than other people. I was wrong. But, it's probably best to talk about thing s that relate to both people
19 yrs ago - Sunday 8/10/03 - 8:53:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
the other person, i hate talking about myself
19 yrs ago - Sunday 8/10/03 - 10:08:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hate answering questions about myself, because I, for some reason, find myself horribly boring. :P I always turn it around and ask the other person questions. And no one notices. ;)
19 yrs ago - Sunday 8/10/03 - 10:16:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
The other person, I'd be too worried to bore the person talking about myself.
19 yrs ago - Monday 8/11/03 - 12:43:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 8/20/03 - 2:22:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
definitely the other person, because two thigns happen that way:

1- they stay more interested
2- they think you're a lot more interesting

it's guaranteed success.

18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 8/20/03 - 2:45:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm a trophy holder in small talk - I've been to enough corporate dinners. If you find yourself sitting next to someone who seems incapable of making conversation get them to talk about themselves.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 8/20/03 - 9:42:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
myself most the time,
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 8/20/03 - 9:43:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Neigher. I would rather talk about something that both of us like.
18 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 8/20/03 - 9:44:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
ME, ME, ME!!!
18 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 12/26/03 - 5:41:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Them. I can guarantee that I won't get embarrassed this way because I can control the questions.

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