Interrupting other people is one of the most common conversational sins. Here's how to stop yourself.
- So what do you do if you're an interrupter?…This is one of the most common conversational sins,…but it can be incredibly hard to stop yourself.…You might know you do it and want to change it, but how?…Here are a few strategies to get it under control.…First, one life hack is to take notes.…Oftentimes if you have a task that you're doing,…literally writing down what they're saying,…you can focus better and distract yourself…from wanting to jump in immediately.…You might discover other side benefits to this as well.…
For instance it's easy to forget…all the nuances of what someone said,…especially if it's a complicated or fraught conversation.…But if you have it written down…you can refer to it later…so you can formulate a more in-depth response.…It's also a good strategy to focus on your breathing.…Again, especially if a conversation is tense…or you're being criticized or something like that,…it's natural for your heart rate to spike.…Your body goes into fight or flight mode…and you interrupt because existentially it feels like…
- Describe common challenges to listening.
- Identify signs of poor listening.
- List effective strategies to recapture attention.
- Adopt the mindset of listening.
- Outline the structure of meaningful listening.
- Describe how to keep yourself from interrupting.
- Explain how to let someone know you've heard them.