Same here. I either ask what's on their mind or I try laughing it off, usually the other person laughs too.I dunno, I never feel awkward during so-called "awkward silence" moments.
Usually if I can't think of anything to say I just smile and ask, "Whatcha thinking about?"
Definitely awkward conversations.What's worse, awkward silences or awkward conversations?
Yep, there's nothing wrong with taking a breather from a conversation. Not everyone is interested in non-stop, constant jabbering, and that includes us (ESPECIALLY us.)Not all awkward silences are really awkward (if that makes any sense). It's what you make of it. Sometimes people have to be silent for a bit to absorb what was said and think of what to say next. Conversations are like chess, not checkers.