Learn to be quiet until there’s an authentic need to speak. This requires being in touch with yourself and identifying whether your reason for wanting to talk serves you at this moment. If you feel discomforted by the silence and notice thoughts such as “it’s my turn to say something, it will be weird if I don’t,” or “I’m boring the other person”, that’s a good sign that your desire to speak might not be serving a deeper need. If your reason to talk comes from an intention to deepen the conversation or share something personal, that’s a good cue to share.