over lunch today with my team it occurred to me that we all have our ideal setting for conversation. i think this goes a bit beyond the questions of simply ‘who’ we like to talk to, because if we pick an ideal setting then we are including the ‘what’ we talk about, even if that ‘what’ is a combination of many things. so if i were to ask someone this question and they said ‘a hockey game’ then we would be able to ascertain who they like to talk to and for the most part, what they like to talk about. with very, very little exception the person who chooses a hockey game isn’t looking to dine on duck l’orange and talk parliamentarian politics. i think the answer to this questions says a lot about you, but not in a judgemental way, simply in a way that might provide insight to the type of person you are. perhaps that question could be embellished and ask for more details but i like the simplicity of the question and how much information it could potentially provide. i guess we all have a place where we are in ‘our element’. although, after a bit more thought on the matter, if you’re a person who doesn’t like to talk, then my whole line of thinking falls apart…but doesn’t everyone have an ideal setting for a conversation regardless of how much conversation there may be? never mind.
make it ideal