"It’s not that there’s no small talk…It’s that it comes not at the beginning of conversations but at the end. In most settings, people use small talk as a way of relaxing into a new relationship, and only once they’re comfortable do they connect more seriously. Sensitive people seem to do the reverse. They “enjoy small talk only after they’ve gone deep…When sensitive people are in environments that nurture their authenticity, they laugh and chitchat just as much as anyone else."
- - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (via thelampsaidfouroclock)