Top Ten Worst Things In Conversation

What are the worst things to happen in conversation?
The Top Ten
1 Awkward Silences

I bet you could all see this coming. When neither of you know what to talk about, and a silence occurs which feels like you are constantly getting stabbed in the heart with worry about what you should be doing and saying. Is this silence bad? Should I randomly mention something to get the flow started again? Will people wonder why the heck I decided to mention the greenness of the grass all of a sudden?

Awkward silences are the worst when it comes to conversation in my opinion.

Especially when some stranger says "Hi! " and nothing else. Why the heck am I responsible for finding a topic for that conversation someone else started?

I seriously hate when I make this, I don't think I can help myself because I'm fully introverted/ silent person.

This is a sign that people are thinking things and do not want to tell you, and you don't know why.

2 Constant Topic Changes

Wait.. Wait... WHAT? Why are we on a discussion about dinosaurs when two seconds ago we were talking about feeding pets? And now we are talking about the horrible things in the world? What's next, the life of rocks? I can't keep up!

Yes, I know that topic changes are the staple of most good conversations, but it should be monitored so the person on the receiving end doesn't get confused as hell when trying to say something.

At the beginning of the conversation...
Me: "Yeah, Attack on Titan is a great anime.."
At the end of the conversation...
Me: "And that's how Brian Jones died... Wait, what? "

Sometimes I have to change the topic when the current topic gets a little too far or awkward

3 Constantly Ranting About the Same Thing

I understand the hypocrisy behind this one. I and many others tend to get carried away with their passions or hates when talking. However I have asked people in the past what their greatest pet peeve is when it comes to conversation, and this is pretty frequently said. It can't be left out.

I don't think anybody would like to spend 3 hours talking about somebody's dinner, though perhaps knowledge of the history of Lasagne would be useful in everyday life.

Would be great if the ranter get over the same thing he/she rants, is it?

A: "Oh yeah, I don't like Sanjay and Craig. It has too many fart jokes! "
B: "Yeah, I agree. Butt jokes in mass quantities are lethal."
A: "And its fart jokes can also get annoying! "
(Insert ten minutes of A ranting on Sanjay and Craig)

4 Conversation Hogging

Do I need to comment on this one?

I'm aftaid of stealing a whole conversation. That's why I'm shy for the most part in real life,

5 Constant Interruptions

I hate it when I start a sentence, and then the person I'm talking to interrupts me. Then when they are finished, they tell me to continue, and when I do, they cut me off again! Ugh, like can you NOT?! -EC

6 Useless Shouting

Why are you shouting? I can hear you perfectly fine, you don't need to shout! Look I understand that some people may have hearing ailments and issues, but for people that don't shouting is extremely unnecessary unless you are calling for someone from a while away or taking part in an argument. The people that are sitting on a bench on the other side of the park don't really need to know about that thing you did two days ago.

At my school lunch, it gets very loud but the teachers on duty don't seem to mind. In fact, it gets so loud that you have to shout or repeat what you're saying to the person right next to you. You can't even whisper in somebody's ear without slightly shouting.

I can't hear you!

My brothers do this all the time. You don't need to shout, I am right next to you, dude! -EC

7 "Nevermind...."

Another one that is pretty obvious. What were you going to say? If you don't want me to know then don't get me interested!

This is simply very low on the ten due to the fact that everyone does this at some point. I have before, but pretty much everybody has.

I hate people who do this just because I can't hear what they're trying to say.

8 Drama Queens

I am talking about the people that get depressed because... Say... They ran their mobile battery down and end up making unrelated people pay for the rest of the day. What role did they have in your phone's loss of battery that you treat them like they physically broke it using their hands?

Drama queens can range from exciting to deserving compassion to being down right hilarious. Why not have a drama queen in your conversations?

My favorite part about 8th grade was the amount of drama that was going on in our class. Drama is great! Drama is almost worth living for!

I dropped my taco, now I'll tell you how heartbroken I am.

9 Attention Seeking

Oh hey look at me, I'm awesome! I am certainly far better than everybody else in every way, so everybody should be looking at me and me alone!

These people are probably the same people that post a YouTube comment telling you to like if you like cats, even though it is on an entirely unrelated video about the history behind ears...

10 Pointless Acronyms
The Contenders
11 Tucked People
12 "I can't hear you"
13 Ignorance

Oml, don't even get me started. I try having civilized conversations with people, but they want to be stupid and don't know how to listen.

14 "How are you?"

I absolutely hate being asked that. It happens in almost all convos, and all you can say is "good" and then ask them. Completely pointless.

15 "Whatever..."

My least favourite word in the English language is "whatever." If someone says it, while I try not to punch them in the face, the conversation completely dies or just gets really tense.

16 People Who Speak Quietly

One of my friends is like this. What makes it worse is that not only does she mumble, but it makes it harder to hear what she is saying with a mask on and social distancing. -EC

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