(Closed) I have an interruption problem!

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My mother does this. Nothing else in the world pisses me off as much as someone interrupting me when I speak.

Maybe try to be concious of it? When you start a conversation clench your jaw so you can’t talk? Remind yourself on repeat, “Wait for them to finish.”?

Post # 4
46680 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wear an elastic band on your wrist and snap it while they are talking.

Post # 5
2625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have to work on this too! I feel so bad!

Post # 6
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MrsBeck:  Just switch your brain into an active listening stance, people who interrupt aren’t listening to the person who’s speaking….so if you can gear your focus to not only adding to the coversation, but listening to all of it…you’ll be able to stop this habit….it usually comes from a good place, one of enthusiasm and excitement, so people are usually pretty understanding, at least I am about it.

Post # 7
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Practice active listening! Force yourself to do nothing but listen to people for a few days.

Post # 10
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I do this sometimes too. I used to be a lot worse but I’ve managed to try to curb it and tone it down… I have to make a conscious effort to listen to them and wait until they are finished speaking before I say something.

Post # 11
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

My mother does that CONSTANTLY! Sometimes I get embarrassed by it, but I just thought it was an “Italian thing.” Lol. I do it myself sometimes. 

Post # 12
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsBeck:  You know, I noticed I had a problem with this when I was spending far too much time by myself. I am self-employed and can go for months without contracts and human interraction every day. When I would have someone to talk to, I would go overboard and dominate conversations.

Here’s a good article on active listening: http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/become-a-better-listener-active-listening/

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