Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 4 weeks ago

What do you think the difference between awkward silence and ok/acceptable silence is?


Is silence ever not awkward?

Update 2:

Really pearl??

Update 3:

 No stupid answers..

5 Answers

  • Jerry
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Awkward silence something that happens when someone says or does something inappropriate or shocking and everybody goes quiet because it's so awkward. There's nothing awkward about people in pairs and small groups having natural lulls and pauses in the conversation. Attempt to fill such lulls and pauses with speech might be called "awkward chatter." Please learn to be more comfortable with these pleasant lulls and pauses. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Awkward silence is a pause in conversation/verbal presentation, usually associated with anxiety, as people feel pressured into speaking but are unsure as to what to say to another/to a group.  Additionally, there can be an underlying fear of saying something inappropriate/out of context with the setting or previous conversation.

    Acceptable silence is when all parties involved are comfortable with zero words and have no need to fill the verbal void with commentary.  There is a natural easiness in the silence, and no awkwardness/discomfort is present.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Anticipating the other person to talk. When you put up a roadblock being stuck inside yourself the other person's soul is looking at yours the way someone would physically come to an tangible roadblock. They awkwardly look up and down and around, try to lift the tree, test if they can drive around it, etc. Then just as they notice the side road, you lift the tree and they have to rush to get back on the street. That's the energetic equivalent of awkward silence.

    In a not-awkward silence, sometimes it's nice to pull over and just enjoy where you are.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    awkward silence is when you should be talking but arent

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  • 4 weeks ago

    An awkward silence is just that, it's awkward and uncomfortable. You feel like you need to make conversation, but don't really know what to say.

    A comfortable silence is natural. You don't feel the need to speak

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