describe awkward silence
Most silences, I find, are awkward.
So when I feel the creeping of a particularly quiet patch in conversation I endeavour to eliminate it by saying whatever it is that is taking residence of my mind.
This has resulted in me becoming the personification of awkward silences. The essence of an awkward moment.
I lack the ability to be silent
So I have developed the talent for being awkward.
It has its perks.