The way people choose to tell you about themselves

Paul F. Tompkins is a stand-up comedian and the host of The Pod F. Tompkast podcast.

Bringing ‘Dead Authors’ To Life For Book-Smart Comedy
January 11, 2014

comedian Paul F. Tompkins.

improvised evenings

TOMPKINS: I really like talking to people, you know? And I – my social trick always in a situation where someone’s asking me about my life is to turn it back around on them. And honestly, it’s not completely just a deflection move.
It’s like I’m genuinely interested in hearing what they have to say.
There’s always something about the way people choose to tell you about themselves that is interesting.


if you cannot be wise …

Augmented Social Cognition for Consumer Health and Wellness
21st International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR), 2013
“What people say
what people do
and what people say they do
are entirely different things”
Margaret Mead