“After meeting someone for the first time, do you see yourself as a glittering conversationalist, a kind of Wildean wit whose bons mots sparkled and delighted? Or do you find yourself wincing at every possible faux pas, imagining all the ways you may have bored or offended? If you identify with the former description, you are in the minority. Multiple studies show the average person takes a rather low opinion of their conversational abilities, and the social impressions they leave.” But don’t be so hard on yourself. BBC: Why you make better first impressions than you think. (Every single person I know just muttered, “Not you, a**hole” under their breath…)