Shut Your Mouth and Listen

Pet Peeve Alert: Those people that talk about themselves incessantly.

Recently I had a chance to catch up with a friend from the past. It would have been a pleasant conversation had it not been for the fact that my friend talked the entire time and then “shockingly” had to go. There was a trite “how’s the family?”, but you could tell it was meaningless. You could tell there wasn’t a genuine desire to know how I or my family really were.

But, here’s the truth I’ve been guilty at times of dominating conversations with stories as well. Here is a test for all of us: Next time you are sharing a story with someone and you are interrupted by something, see if people ask you to finish your thought. If they don’t, there’s your sign.

Bottom line: It’s not just about asking the right questions in a conversation. It’s about genuinely wanting to know the answers. Don’t just talk to me…listen to me.

(Your Turn! What’s your top pet peeve? What annoying habits have you grown out of? Share below.)

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