Aside from the obvious (i.e. human interaction), what is it about a good conversation that delivers such a lift?
One way I get that lift is if a fresh insight surfaces. In my experience, the richest insights don't necessarily spring from a single person. Instead, in conversations with a lot of give-and-take, I've observed a synergy occurring where several viewpoints contribute to create the insight. And though one person may articulate or summarize what has emerged, the credit is meant to be shared by all who unselfishly participated.
Because of my extroverted personality and significant ego, traits that can lead to dominating conversations and claiming insights as "mine", I must remain mindful to help ensure these synergies have room to flourish. I found myself reflecting on this while at a meeting today. When I heard the insight that later emerged from real dialogue (an insight not articulated by me), I got so juiced. How about you? When in conversations, what can you do more of, less of, or differently to help create synergistic insights?