Categories of Dialogue

I taught my first class for the School of Making Thinking last week, and we came up with a bunch of categories for types of dialogue. Because there was no chalkboard in our classroom at the Abrons Art Center, I took notes on a big piece of butcher paper. If you are reading this, can you add any other categories to this list?

  • Advertisement
  • Affirmation
  • Babble
  • Banter
  • Bloviating
  • Boasting
  • Brainstorming
  • Bullying
  • Coaching
  • Commiseration
  • Competing
  • Complaint
  • Confession
  • Contradiction
  • Criticism
  • Debate
  • Deflecting
  • Deliberation
  • Demand
  • Description
  • Egging On
  • Encouragement
  • Exclamation
  • Free Association
  • Gossip
  • Guessing
  • Information-Seeking
  • Informing
  • Inquiry
  • Instruction
  • Insult
  • Introduction
  • Jab
  • Judgment
  • Kibitzing
  • Kvetching
  • Lying
  • Misleading
  • Negation
  • Negotiation
  • Nonsequitor
  • Oversharing
  • Oration
  • Performance
  • Persuasion
  • Pleasantry
  • Proving
  • Rambling
  • Recitation
  • Reference
  • Reporting
  • Scolding
  • Segue
  • Silence
  • Solicitation
  • Speculation
  • Spin
  • Spitballing
  • Suggestion
  • Testing
  • Threatening
  • Validation
  • Word Salad