Perhaps the following scenario describes you. You’re at a party and you remember that you detest small talk. You have a tinge of social anxiety. You’re totally done with getting locked into a conversation with one person in the corner and saying, “Well, I’m gonna get some more chips” when you run out of things to say.
You actually want to get to know people in a meaningful way, but without seeming intense or scaring them off.
I’ve been there. I’ve been there and then even past there, to the point where I’ve blocked out a good portion of social gathering experiences for the past decade or two. Sometimes, I actually forget how to talk to people. Don’t be like me.
Use these ice breakers where applicable.
1. If you could become best friends with a cartoon character, who would it be and why?
2. What age(s) do you feel? Example: I toggle between feeling 12, 57, or 80 years of age, but never my actual age.
3. George Costanza wanted to drape himself in velvet if it were socially acceptable. If you could wear an outfit every day without judgment from anyone, what would it look like? Points for specificity.