I have a bit of a habit of taking over conversations. It might be a habit I picked up teaching courses at uni with lectures. I am aware of it so I'll pause and give the other person a chance to speak if I'm getting carried away, and I can be a very attentive listener (my Japanese side) when they speak. Yet I haven't found the slight monologue way to be so bad as long as you don't bore your audience, as long as you're energetic and enthusiastic, perhaps use a bit of humor, and really pay attention to their response to make sure they're eager and excited to hear what you have to say. Then you show the same eagerness towards them. I tend to do best with ones who will just tend to speak and also kind of take over the conversation without having to ask lots of questions, and the exchanges can tend to be rather long during both of our turns -- paragraphs spoken rather than terse sentences.
But my advice would be on the side of what you say. Be energetic, enthusiastic, make what you say very interesting to the other person and then you can take over the convo for a while and not bore the audience -- and instead, finding eager listeners, as with the case of someone listening to a stand-up comedian or an interesting speaker. The perfect back-and-forth part I've never mastered, but I've at least gotten a lot of practice at engaging people when I speak, and that's probably something worth practicing even for people who are better at more terse back-and-forth conversation dynamics.
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I just seem to remember Odd facts, and pull those out, at parties! Know your audience. Do they like the double ententra things, that seem like one thing, but something else?
I once told my director that I'm a meat popcicle LoL
exactly... my butt is so tempting it will compensate every deficit🤪