Research actually suggests that people who ask more questions are better liked by their conversation partners than people who ask fewer questions. Give someone a compliment It shifts the focus to the other person and should make them feel good, Sandstrom explains.
Focusing the attention on the other person in those moments can help us get past those awkward spots, she says. Our fear assumptions fail to take into the social norms of politeness, Schroeder says.
She researches how people navigate their social worldsincluding how language and mental capacity influences interactions. Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. A question can either kick off a conversation or keep it going, Sandstrom says.
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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.
You get better at asking better questions, and answering with more interesting responses.