I enjoy lively, spirited conversation. And in order to enjoy that, I have to like being around people.
No doubt in anyone's mind, I am a people-person. I come by it naturally, because everyone-and I mean everyone-on my father's side of the family was blessed with the gift of gab.
At family gatherings, it was difficult at the end of the day to figure out just what you may have gleaned from each other because topics were broad, loud and scattered.
In high school, I put that gift to good use by being in the Speech Club and arguing on the debate team.