Original thread by Kathryn Ann:
This was about the friend who monopolized a conversation. It made me think about my own bad habits. One is interrupting and another is my mind racing (I have ADD which feeds that) with ideas that the conversation connects with and that I want to express. And it feels so confusing and anxiety-producing to lose my train of thought.
I have some friends who are either very mellow and laid back, or extremely focused and able to keep a thought but what they're saying is interesting and I'm thinking of all kinds of replies that I do believe would be of interest to the person. But if I wait, they will be lost!
Or I see where the slower-talking, laid-back person is going with something and in my mind I'm like "Cut to the chase already!"
It is soooo hard to resist temptation to be conversationally rude in these situations!
Shame on me.
Anyone else relate - and if so, what has worked for you to keep you from exploding?