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6 Nonverbal Ways To End A Conversation

For those times you want to leave without interrupting.

Friends are neat, right? But sometimes they keep talking and talking and you need them to stop. Here are a few surefire ways to end a conversation gracefully.

1. The Progressively Intense Affirmation

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When to use this: when you already made it clear you agree with your friend, but said friend keeps talking anyway. First nod your head and then eventually your entire body.

2. The Throw-it-in-Reverse

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When to use this: when you didn’t mean to enter into this conversation in the first place. Check your mirrors and back on out.

3. The Limb-Functionality Check Followed By a Kickstart Exit

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When to use this: When you’ve stood and listened so long you’re not sure if your limbs work anymore. Make sure they do then kickstart to freedom.

4. The Gradual Slide Toward Uncomfortable Closeness

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When to use this: When your friend is reiterating a point to death. Lean in and really show your friend how much you get it.

5. The Imaginary Rocking Ship

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When to use this: When this conversation is giving you a sinking feeling, and the natural momentum of the seas simply takes you away.

6. The David Blaine

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When to use this: when nothing short of world class street magic will stop your friend from talking.

What cool nonchalant moves do you use when you need to go? Let me know if I missed any.

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