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I agree with Astralbee's approach for a long-term solution. If for some reason you need a short term solution, where you need to break into the conversation before getting to know the group, then I've found a useful technique to be asking a question. I do so immediately after a topic I'm uninformed on comes up. A paraphrased real-life example: Alice: I ...


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Some people find talking in social situations much easier and can seemingly break into a group straight away, but that isn't always a good thing. Most social groups build up gradually and organically over time, and people don't instantly break into them as easily as you might think. When you see someone loudly and confidently breaking into a new social group,...


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