In conversation I'm never lively, I can't think of smart or interesting replies or conversation starters. I used to be really good with people, I'm not really sure what happened.
After a conversation I will think of great replies, especially in arguments, but never at the time. I'm not shy, I do whatever I want, around whoever I want. I just can't think of anything to say sometimes. I'm introverted, but this shouldn't make it this difficult to carry a conversation. I could've just numbed my brain from years of abuse. Even though internally I feel smarter, more aware, than I have ever been. In the exterior world I'm slow and disconnected.
EDIT: Maybe this thread would be more suitable in N&N?