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Posted 10/14/16 , edited 10/15/16
How long does a pause in a conversation have to be before it becomes unbearable?

This does vary a lot depending on the context, but in some cultures this kind of unannounced silent gap won't even have a distinguishable opportunity to appear.
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Where's your avi from? Looks really familiar
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welp, im speechless
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Here a short video clip from Super Mario 64:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2D1xoGjviU
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Posted 10/14/16
In Finland, no talking to strangers. At least in urban areas. In smaller rural communities, where people know each other, many individuals have an interest to interact casually. In other words, no need to discuss to just fill the silent gap, however in some other places on this globe such indifference to fill the soundscape in unforgivable.
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Posted 10/14/16

Gmips21 wrote:

This does vary a lot depending on the context, but in some cultures this kind of unannounced silent gap won't even have a distinguishable opportunity to appear.


I am fortunate that i work with the general public so talking to people i do not know comes easy to me, well after 15 years it does but outside of my job i tend to keep to myself unless a chance pops up for me to start talking for example if they ask me a question or make an observational comment it's like opening a metaphorical door.
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Here... after 20 seconds, I guess. People here are overly social.

I was just at an interview today for a job at a computer company, and the interviewer was talking 80% of the interview... I'm not even exaggerating. The guy could talk and talk and talk, not that it's a bad thing, but I could never do that. All I could do was say, "Yes" "Yes" Yes"... "[insert random question to make it appear like I'm interested when in reality I don't really give 2 fucks]" "Yes" "Yes" "Yes".


The more questions I ask him, the more he could elaborate on the topic, lmao... I got a bit annoyed at one point, but was laughing at the humor of the situation.

That's how it is here. I feel like I'm more like Japanese people, I'm very quiet and keep to myself most of the times.

I don't think I got the job, to be honest, I didn't speak... much. Then he gave me this test which asked me easy questions like "What is RAM"... I was so nervous because he said there would be a test, didn't know it would be that easy.
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Posted 10/14/16
My middle name is awkward silence.
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I'm always awkward.....
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but i like silence, as long as i'm with someone. all good
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I AM the awkward silence.
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TheUltimateTeaGod wrote:

I'm always awkward.....


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1stladyent wrote:

I AM the awkward silence.


quit being silent and talk to me
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It gets pretty bad after the 3rd year
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Posted 10/15/16
The sound of silence - Simon & Garfunkel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4
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