It sometimes takes a bit longer to gather my thoughts. Conversations often don’t wait for you to prepare your statement. And then you’re wondering, should I really interject this into the conversation at this point, or should I wait for the subject to come back up? Anxiety levels through the roof!
People who don’t know you that well, don’t always appreciate you bringing the subject back to something they have already moved on from. You become the weirdo who doesn’t keep up with the conversation.
Don’t give up! Don’t stop sharing your thoughts, even if they come out very late. People will get used to you and the way you communicate, and the people who are worth it, will pause for a second to ask you what you think.