Now and then I like to spend a few minutes perusing intpforum.com. This always results in me laughing out loud because seeing other people say exactly what’s in my head makes me realize how funny it is. Even the subject titles make me laugh because I know where they’re coming from: “Expression…it’s….uh…..something…” “Small talk – how the hell do you do it?” “How on earth do you know you ‘love’ someone?” So INTP.
Here are some funny and true comments from the “small talk” thread:
I can’t seem to get past square one – never can think of the first few questions to ask, and never can successfully pretend I’m interested if I find the topic boring.
I usually think of the most boring, normal questions, and then end up not even listening to the response because it’s oh, just so dull.
I can’t really think of any issues I care about, that I could discuss with a person I’m not that close to. And then my complete lack of patience steps in, the thought of having to go through a few rounds of small talk before it becomes socially acceptable to talk about something I really care about gets me completely demoralized, so I usually just sigh and give up.
I used to think I was warm and friendly, but eventually I realised that if someone says something that doesn’t interest me or prompt a reply, any expression is dropped from my face and I don’t respond.
Small talk sucks so much ass.
I ONLY WANT TO DISCUSS IDEAS.
It’s not that I never care about “small” topics of conversation, but I care about them much less often than big topics. It’s kind of backwards. The mark of a friendship is when I can tolerate and even enjoy small talk.