Feeling bad for not speaking up in a chat is called ‘Conversational Remorse’
Ever had that nagging feeling after a conversation, thinking “I wish I had said that”? That’s exactly what we call Conversational Remorse.
It’s a term that captures the regret you feel for not speaking up when you had the chance. This usually happens when you replay a past chat in your mind and then it hits you – you missed out on saying something really smart or witty.
Sometimes, you might think of the perfect comeback or comment hours after the discussion has ended. And then, the feeling of Conversational Remorse sets in.
It’s a universal experience that most of us can relate to. It’s that moment of realization when you think, “I should have said that!”
Example for using ‘Conversational Remorse’ in a conversation
Hey, did you see that new movie?
Yeah, I did. It was really good! 😄
I wish I had said something about the plot twist. It totally caught me off guard! 😅
Haha, I know what you mean. It’s conversational remorse, right? 😁
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