Again, from a prompt….the ideal conversation….
First, we all talk to ourselves. It helps us figure things out, settle us.
Second, it depends on the situation. I may personally prefer one-to-one in order to get to know someone. Yet sometimes putting people in with a third, or fourth, or in a large group totally changes dynamics and may reveal a lot about someone.
Some people like to be in control of group situations and some people will only talk when with one or two other people.
Having been in many different types of classrooms over the years, I can instantly tell you who my talkers will be and who my silent ones will be. Trying to get the silent ones to talk is a challenge I relish. Yet, if the talkers aren’t around, the silent ones immediately open up and they always know so much more than they give themselves credit for.
This is why I like one-on-one and small groups when given the opportunity.
This is also why coffee shops are popular. They give the opportunity for one-on-one and small group discussion.
What is your favorite type of conversation?