Can I confess something to you? People scare me.
I love people, I really do. But I am an introvert. I love being alone. I love being silent. My recurring nightmare is a room full of people where I am forced to mingle and make small talk. (Some of you might be wondering at this point why I am a minister…you have a point.)
Small talk terrifies me. I feel like I never know what to say to people. I feel uncomfortable with awkward silences. I have a hard time thinking of good questions to ask to get to know people. I feel completely incapable of breaking through the “invisible wall” of conversation, moving from small talk to truly intimate and enjoyable relational connection.