Blah Blah Blah: The Lack of Small Talk Is Breaking Our Brains

Source: thewalrus

In one study, she and her team found that, on days employees had more small talk with coworkers or supervisors, their mood improved, they had more energy, and there was a decrease in burnout.

As our circles shrink and isolation reigns, the absence of small talk may be harming us much more than we know.

It's not just work small talk that we're missing out on.

The monotony of automated dialogue is a common reason people claim to dislike small talk.

Small talk with strangers online can also offer a low-stakes opportunity to be vulnerable.