I've never been the one for small talk. I feel awkward and at a loss for what to say. I've never been very good at schmoozing it up. Hubby however is fantastic at it. He is the extrovert in this family dynamic. I am the listener. Thankfully our daughter got it from him.
I never feel like I am missing out. I just feel like I enjoy get togethers as a observationist rather than a participant. Unless alcohol is involved then I get a little chatty.
This however, does not apply for my own get togethers or with people I know. Once I get comfortable in a friendship I can chat your ear off!
I'm not sure how other people take it. I'm not sure if they see me being antisocial or rude? I hope not. I do participate in conversations, I just don't say a whole lot. I hope that it doesn't make me look disinterested. I guess I have always been like that. I would rather hang back and watch then blurt out my whole life story.
Maybe I could add it to the ever growing list of things to do to better myself. "Learn the fine art of schmoozing". I would place it right under "Perfecting the use of the hair straightener" and "learning how to be more girlie". Wonder if there are classes for any of that?