Do you enjoy discussing taboo topics? Or do you prefer to stay away from them whenever possible? I know that people say that sex, religion, and politics are all topics we should shy away from. I think there is a lot of truth to that. Those topics can cause discussions to get really heated, even among usually agreeable people. On the other hand, shying away from taboo topics completely can make for rather boring conversation. Polite conversation that’s a little too polite can be a real drag.
For me, it depends on the company I’m with. I certainly am a bit reluctant to bring up taboo subjects among strangers. However, if other people are already discussing a taboo subject, I might or might not join in with my opinion. Among friends, it’s very different. I don’t mind talking about the “big three” taboo topics with friends. I’m still careful, though, to avoid subjects that they might be sensitive or touchy about. I have so much to talk about that I don’t really need to veer into controversial territory. I’m not out to change anyone’s mind, and arguments give me a headache.
Thinking about taboo topics inspired me to write a quiz, and here it is: What Taboo Topic Should You Discuss? This is a fun quiz to figure out how to spice up your conversation a bit. If you’re like me and think that polite conversation is too dull, then you will enjoy figuring out what taboo topic you should talk about. And if you’re already a taboo converser, this quiz will guess how you’re breaking taboos in every day life.
Comment below and let me know what you got on What Taboo Topic Should You Discuss? What do you think of your result? Do you feel comfortable talking about the topic you got? Why or why not?