"Dear Carol, I can't deal with small talk!"
I'm not good with small talk and being funny and random. When I'm home, I can do anything, but when I am around my friends, I get really quiet and feel like a nobody and the odd one out.
Dear Small Talk,
Most girls feel more comfortable one-on-one than in a group, but speaking up gets easier and easier. Since small talk can lead to bigger discussions, try easy compliments, no-risk remarks and conversation starters about music, sports, TV or headline news. Your goal isn't to entertain a crowd or be chatty and cheerful 24/7, it's to connect with a few real friends. Thoughtfulness counts, too. Be the one who asks, "How was the movie?" or "How was your weekend?" And keep making plans one girl at a time.
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