As a girl who grew up pretty shy, this really spoke to me. I always admired extroverted people who could walk into a room and own it. They didn’t question what they said or plot what they would talk about.

They just walked right in and said what was on their mind. I, on the other hand, didn’t know what to say and would stress about social situations. For any event, I would try to figure out who was going to be there so I would have a list of things to say.

Starting a conversation is always awkward, but only if you don’t know what will engage people. Here are the best conversation starters for someone who doesn’t know what to say.

When you don’t know what to say – 20 questions that work like a charm

If you are someone who always thinks that you don’t know what to say, fear not. Being social, even if it does not come naturally, can be something that you can learn through practice.

If you know what to say, conversation flows pretty easily. You just have to know how to get other people to step in and guide the conversation. Once you do that, you’ll feel that you are talking as easily as being in a ping pong game.

#1 Are you bothered by rattling noises in the car while driving?

#2 If you could eliminate one person from earth, who would it be?

#3 If all you could eat was your favorite food forever or you could never have it again, which would you choose?

#4 If you could start your life over again, what age would you start it at?

#5 If you were made from fabric, what type would it be?

#6 What do you think we will name the next generation since “x” and Millennial are taken?

#7 What do you think SnapChat was invented for?

#8 If a bear and a tiger got into a fight, who do you think would win?

#9 If you had a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do?

#10 Are you a mountain climber or a sand comber?

#11 If you were a dog breed, which would it be?

#12 If you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

#13 If you heard the world was going to be hit by an asteroid, but if you prepared for three months by building a shelter, you would have about a two percent chance of living. Would you spend three months planning or taking the time to live it up?

#14 If someone offered you a job in the arctic for ten years that would make you filthy rich, but you couldn’t talk to the people you love while there, would you take it?

#15 What is the one thing that a friend can do that is grounds for a breakup?

#16 Could you stay with someone if you found out they cheated on you?

#17 If I asked people to describe you in three words, what would they be?

#18 Now that you are grown up, are you what you wanted to be when you were a child?

#19 Have you ever had a recurring dream? What was the most terrifying dream you ever had?

#20 If you had to lose either smartphone technology or the internet, which would you chose?

 

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