Sharing – Shush In-Flight Talker

On the move and need to rest before arriving to the next destination. You put down everything and there things goes wrong!

Ever heard of in-flight talker who seem want to be friendly yet ignoring our thought or don’t even bother to ask – Can I have a talk with you? Mind talking with me? such simple question which can lead into further mutual understanding of personal time privacy.

There are many way to resist individual with this behaviour:

 

Zap any hint of interest. You’re no cold fish. We know. But if from the get-go, you really don’t want to talk, take a tip from an introvert. They get caught-up in conversational vortexes all the time. “We listen hard and are inclined to try to steer conversation from chitchat to something substantive, which is encouraging to people with a lot to say—not all of it, or even any of it, interesting,” says Sophia Dembling, author of The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World and 100 Places in the USA Every Woman Should Go. So Dembling has had to develop some serious anti-interest tactics. “That means limiting eye contact, not asking questions, not making little encouraging noises—none of it. A brief nod, a polite smile, a murmured response, and turn back to my book or computer.” Feeling ishy about giving a fairly cold shoulder? Don’t. The gabby one, clearly, isn’t worried about your time or needs. Says Dembling: “While you don’t want to be harsh or nasty, you also can keep in mind that you don’t actually owe this person anything. Maybe he or she won’t like you, but does that matter?”

Read more at Entrepreneur by Jenna Schnuer. Enjoy 🙂