LPT: Let people finish their sentences, even if takes them a moment to find a word or thought.

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keepthetips

I tend to do this a lot. Oftentimes to supplement their storytelling and show them that I am paying attention, but I have never considered it disruptive as I hadn’t been told otherwise. That said though, I am working on letting them finish before I give my opinion or if when they get stuck with their story, I sorta help them gather their thoughts by suggesting words to get them back into the story. I think it is all completely dependent on the context and situation e.g. formal/casual conversation or a meeting, but letting someone finish what they are saying and actually listening to them is always the safest and the correct thing to do.

nay-than

It makes me so mad sometimes when people cut me off mid sentence. The second half of the sentence could honestly change the whole direction of the point i was trying to make. If they would only let me finish! Lol

no____thisispatrick

I’m guilty of this so much. Have been working on it lately and gotten a little better. Still a work in progress!

vinnySTAX

Some of the best advice I ever got was to approach every conversation like the other person knows something you don’t – leads to far less interruptions and an overall more civil conversation. Edit: thanks for the internet points, friends! It’s how I show my wife I’m right sometimes.

WolframPrime