Social skills while doing a language exchange
Hope you're doing good in these though times.
Today I'm writing about a topic that will be interesting for many, I think. Language and cultural exchanges can be very fulfilling and rewarding but sometimes kind of frustrating. Have you ever encountered people here on Italki, or on other language learning platforms, that seemed to have very few or no social skills at all? It sometimes happen to me. Some people give very short answers, "monosyllabic" answers like "yes" or "no", when talking to them it almost feel like we are bothering them and they don't want to talk at all. My guess is that not everyone like talking about him/her, some people are very private, some may not be comfortable talking to strangers but then why would you join a site where the main purpose is talking to strangers ? XD
I'm very talkative and chatty, so I always try to make people feel comfortable. But sometimes even when I try to make the conversation happen, there are some people with whom it just doesn't match. I would for example tell them about a great experience I had, about a hobby and they would simply reply "great", "nice". I generally stop replying to this type of people because it's pointless lol.
Have you ever experienced that ? If so how did you deal with that ?