Everyone has a different conversational style. If you have an extroverted personality, you can probably be planted in any social situation and at least get the small talk started without feeling too much pain. If you’re on the introverted side, however, these situations can make you cringe. All you can think about is how much you’d like to escape. Most people are somewhere in the middle on the introversion–extroversion dimension but everyone has moments of greatness and everyone has moments of utter failure when the pressure is on to be scintillating.