“If you think I talk too much, let me know. We can talk about it.”
So, I’ve been told by several people that I talk too much. Maybe that is true, but I I don’t always talk too much. Sometimes … I may get a little bit carried away, when I really might be excited about what I am talking about, or passionate about. Or if I have been cooped up in the house too long, and I have not had much adult interaction.
I tend to get offended when someone tells me that I am talking too much … or that I am being too loud. And granted I am not a very loud person. I don’t raise my voice when I am just normally talking, unless I am annoyed or angry. Sometimes if I am really, really excited I may raise my voice …but on a normal basis when I am just talking I don’t raise my voice.
When I was told recently that I was talking too loud and I needed to ‘quiet down some,’ I got very offended. I don’t like it when people tell me to be quiet, especially when I was just talking, and I know that I wasn’t being loud. It really upsets me a lot. I have spoke to this person several times before about this and they know how I feel about it, and I don’t think it will ever change … which I think really stinks because this is someone very close to me.
I actually have started talking less, and started listening more … and I am not a conversation ‘hog.’ I do allow other people to speak during the conversation. When I was in my early 20’s I use to be a conversation ‘hog’ and I didn’t let others get many words in between my breaths. And I do admit every now and then … once in a blue moon, I do hog the conversations. But NOT very often anymore.
But come on … don’t tell someone, especially someone close to you that they talk too much or that they are being too loud. It really can, and will hurt their feelings.
“I like talking to a brick walk- it’s the only thing in the world that never contradicts me!” ~ Oscar Wilde