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.
- respect for personal space
- having nothing to say
- monopolizing the conversation
- not listening well
Virtues possibly in tension¶
How to acquire or strengthen it¶
Notes and links¶
- How to Have a Good Conversation (Celeste Headlee | TEDx). Summary: 1) don’t multitask/be present; 2) don’t pontificate, set aside your opinions and be prepared to learn; 3) use open-ended questions; 4) go with the flow; 5) don’t be reluctant to admit your ignorance (say “I don’t know”); 6) don’t equate your similar experience with the experience they’re recounting; 7) try not to repeat yourself; 8) don’t get bogged down in details; 9) LISTEN; 10) be brief.
- Messages: The Communication Skills Book
- LW: Conversation
- S.L. Gable, et al. “What do you do when things go right? The intrapersonal and interpersonal benefits of sharing positive events” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2004) pp. 228-245