Talking to a shy person can sometimes be difficult, especially if you feel that you’re the only one talking.
The trick is to find topics that are engaging and to make the other person feel comfortable. You can even communicate with them online if in-person chats aren’t working.
You caring enough to do your research on how to talk to them is a great first step, so no worries. You’ll do great!
Having a Conversation
Give them a warm introduction. Approach the shy person with a friendly face and tone. Avoid getting too close or rushing up to them; instead, be calm about the interaction. You might also ask them a question about themselves to break the ice and get the conversation flowing.
* For instance, you might say “Hey Terry! I’m glad to see you. Did I see you at the movies last night?”
* If you have never officially met them before, introduce yourself and tell them you’re glad to meet them.