I Do Not Like Small Talk

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 165 People

    Not Good At It

    The reason I don't like samll talk is because I have never been good at it.  I am one of those people who only speak when I have something to say.  It makes things really tough when you are with a group of people.  But I've learned there are those who have the gift...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    But Sometimes I get messages from peeps on here

    and it's normal convo starters like, hey how's it going? Etc and I just cannot be bothers with those lines. It actually bores me.. It's not so much that I'm anti social I just really hate small talk.
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    No, Sir. I Don't Like It.

     I don't like automated small talk especially. The question "How are you?" is the bane of my existence. I usually don't respond. Guess no one I knew while growing up ever used that as a greeting, nor a number of other asinine, meaningless phrases and social...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    I'll still respond but please understand to

    read my profile first and find something you want to talk to me about. I like philosophical conversations and i would enjoy speaking about them or something else if it isn't about the weather or music. (please note: I'm not being an *******, i just can't handle that i don't...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2015

    I come from a small family.

    My boyfriend has a huge family. They're all really nice, but I dont look forward to social gatherings like he does because I also avoid small talk. It's so mindless really. If I can sit down with someone one-on-one I have a better time and usually at big family gatherings that's...
    PriyaSoul PriyaSoul
    31-35, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    *yawns*

    Do you have a mind of your own? A brain?I know this is messed up, but I want to know how you feel about the world, politics, religion, god death and your family.I don't want to know what you ate yesterday!I don't want to know what happened on American IdolI don't care who got...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2012

    No Small Talks For Me

    Small talks will never be one of my favorite things. I'm not very excited in talking to people who are only there to fill the gaps in space. Nonetheless, I admire them for not running out of anything to say. May I also add that they are the ones who are generally good with...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2013

    I've Loosened Up Some, But I Still Don't Think Much Of It

    I wouldn't say I despise small-talk.  I can just imagine what perentage of our lives are engaged in the pursuit of frivolous conversations.  It's probably a lot. Was a time, not many years ago, when I liked small talk even less than I do now.  I was under the...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    Oct 14, 2010

    Unnavoidable Awkwardness

    http://mynormalthoughts.blogspot.com/
    ginoz10 ginoz10
    26-30
    Nov 7, 2010

    I hate, hate, hate it.

    I am a cashier, so I had to learn how to make small talk in order to seem friendly and "connect" with my customers. Now that I do it every time I work, I end up annoying myself, often. I can't wait to get a closed-office job or something so that I can escape small talk once and...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    Awkward.

    I really hate when someone calls me and I have absolutely nothing to say to them. Or when I see someone and don't know what to say to them. Those awkwards silences are evil.  UGH!
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2009
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