The Most Interesting People In The Room Always Say These 17 Things

The Most Interesting People In The Room Always Say These 17 Things ©iStock/Georgijevic

You know those people who just light up a room?

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They’re not always the loudest or the most outgoing, but somehow, they draw people in. A lot of it comes down to what they say and how they say it. Here are 17 things these captivating people often bring up in conversation.

1. “Tell me more about that.”

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These people are like sponges for information. They’re not just nodding along, waiting for you to finish. They genuinely want to hear your story and dig into the details. As WebMD notes, active listening is the best way to connect with people quickly.

2. “I don’t know, but I’d love to learn.”

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There’s something refreshing about someone who can admit when they’re clueless. Instead of bluffing, they see it as a chance to expand their knowledge. It’s humble and kind of inspiring.

3. “That reminds me of…”

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They’re like human connect-the-dots puzzles. They’ll link your comment to a book they read, a podcast they heard, or some wild experience they had. It’s never boring.

4. “What’s your take on this?”

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They’re not just waiting to spout their own opinions. They actually care what you think, which makes you feel pretty darn important.

5. “I changed my mind about that recently.”

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Flip-flopper? Nah. They’re just not afraid to grow and adapt. It shows they’re always thinking and evolving.

6. “Have you ever thought about…”

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They’ll toss out a new angle on a topic that makes you go, “Huh, I never looked at it that way.” It’s like they’re constantly shaking up your brain.

7. “I’m working on…”

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Whether it’s learning to juggle or starting a non-profit, they’ve always got something cooking. Their enthusiasm is contagious.

8. “That’s so cool. How’d you get into that?”

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When you mention your hobby of collecting vintage spoons, they don’t just nod politely. They want the whole spoon story, and somehow make you feel like the most interesting person in the world.

9. “I totally messed up, but here’s what I figured out.”

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They’re not trying to look perfect. By sharing their stumbles, they make it okay for everyone to be human.

10. “Let’s flip this on its head.”

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Problem-solving is their jam. They’ll approach a issue from angles you never even knew existed.

11. “I just learned something wild about that.”

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They’re like walking, talking fun fact generators. But instead of being know-it-alls, they share info like they’re unwrapping presents.

12. “Where do you see this going in a few years?”

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They love a good brain-bender about the future. It’s like time-traveling through conversation.

13. “I see it differently, and here’s why…”

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Disagreeing doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, the Harvard Business Review points out. They’ll challenge your view in a way that makes you think, not feel attacked.

14. “Whoa, good point. I hadn’t considered that.”

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When you make a solid argument, they’re not too proud to acknowledge it. It makes you feel like you’re in a tag-team match of ideas.

15. “How can we actually make this happen?”

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They’re doers, not just talkers. They’ll take a cool idea and start plotting how to bring it to life.

16. “What was that like for you?”

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They know everyone’s got a story, and they’re genuinely interested in your chapter of it.

17. “Okay, let’s unpack this.”

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Complex topic? Bring it on. They’ll help break it down like they’re solving a fun puzzle, making even heavy subjects feel engaging.

Piper Ryan is a NYC-based writer and matchmaker who works to bring millennials who are sick of dating apps and the bar scene together in an organic and efficient way. To date, she's paired up more than 120 couples, many of whom have gone on to get married. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Cut, and many more.

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