I am going to a dinner party with a bunch of people. By no means am I uneducated, but I am afraid it may be a free-for-all with trying to sound the most "intellectual" and "deep".
Do you have any ideas or advice for conversation and being more at-ease in the situation?
Insecure in Iowa
First, some advice:
- Use your listening ears. People love to talk and merely by agreeing or disagreeing, you will be remembered as a great conversationalist.
- Memorize everyone's name and use them. EVERYBODY loves to hear their own name.
Next, a couple of conversation starters:
- What if our brains were the auxiliary brains and the real functioning organ was our hearts? Every time a person got a heart transplant, they would get a new personality and a whole host of new psychological problems. On the other hand, their old Psychological problems would be gone.
- What superpower would you choose, flight or invisibility? Why?
Ok, those are my initial thoughts. Who wants to chime in?