When you're in an uncomfortable situation and you're talking to someone you're not comfortable with, do you blank out and not even hear what the other person is saying....especially if its a person of authority giving directions on what to do for a project or something equally nerve-wrecking. i focus on what responses i will make and that i'm nervous. and then i wonder if the person im talking to is wondering why im so quiet. any input would be great except : um, you need help! <----that's obvious.