talking to strangers
After our viking voyage Cassius commented that he had expected the crew to tell us more about vikings, because he had heard the crew were a wealth of information. I had been feeling the same, when I noticed the father of the other HS family we went with (who is very good at talking to people) sit beside the Captain and start asking all sorts of questions. I sat next to him so I could eavesdrop the answers. I’ve never been talented at talking to people I don’t know and extracting information from them. (Most parties are my idea of a nightmare). I don’t know if it’s possible to acquire the skill of talking to strangers when it goes against your general nature, but Cassius and I both agreed that it is a very valuable skill to have and that it can allow you to get more out your experiences.