An awkward silence
by Justin Cybulski
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An awkward silence is an uncomfortable pause in a conversation or presentation. The unpleasant nature of such silences is associated with feelings of anxiety as the participants feel pressure to speak but are unsure what to say next. It may be preceded by an ill-considered remark or an imbalance in which one of the participants makes minimal responses.