conversational competence

knowing how to skillfully engage in conversation with others in a range of tones and manners

a.k.a. communion, discussion

How to communicate well in on-line / text formats is an important and sometimes neglected skill, too. Ordinary conversational competence doesn’t necessarily translate well to e.g. chat rooms & email.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • having nothing to say
  • monopolizing the conversation
  • not listening well

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes