What will you do when you meet a very talkative person?

China
October 4, 2009 9:35pm CST
What will you do if this very talkative guy is in your group? Find an excuse and leave? Or interrupt him(her)?
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11 responses
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
5 Oct 09
Hi,hua,It was happened for me many times.That too basically i am less talkative and introvert.These two characters increase the pain when i faced very talkative person.But i got the stubborn character odf say truth on face.So i tell him on face that i don't have interest in hearing your words.Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
• Singapore
5 Oct 09
Hi Baluyadav, same here. I am most of the time a listener rather than a speaker but I do not have the nerve to stop those talkative person even it hurts my ear and pain my head already. I just can't bear to offend them if I say that in front of them. Sometimes I just ignore what they are saying, pretend that I am not interested with the topic so they will slowly realized not to talk too much. :)
• China
12 Oct 09
that's depends on the topic, i will try to interact with that person, if it's the topic i know, if not, i'll just listen, and take it as an opportunity to learn new things. but in case i am not in the right mood, and the topic is truely boring, i guess i will try to find a way out and just let him enjoy his talking with others.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
10 Oct 09
I think that would make things easier. Im not a very talkative person myself, im more of a listener. So i rather enjoy listen what he/she is talking about than talking. But i understand sometimes it could be a little bit overwhelming this kind of persons, but still i wouldnt do that to them.
• Canada
10 Oct 09
I just smile and nod lol Then wait for them to stop talking/leave =)
@artistry (4153)
• United States
6 Oct 09
...Hi huanran, Wellll I am one of those talkative people. :o) So when I meet another talkative person, I have to be a bit quiet and not hog the spotlight as I sometimes do. As I love words and I like to talk about most subjects, because it is an interesting world and a lot of things are going on everyday. Such as three Americans winning the Nobel prize for medicine and three other Americans sharing the Nobel prize for Physics. So as you can tell maybe, I am excited about life and what is going on. But there are things called manners and in conversation, you should talk, but then you should let others talk and you should listen. I am trying. Take care always.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
6 Oct 09
he is probably lonely and doesnt have anyone to talk to. i feel sorry for him. i probably will stay in the same group, listen to him, and pretend i am a psychologist. and try to add some stuff, here and there, for my input. and see where it goes from there. either he will get bored and leave. or i will fall asleep and he will leave to find someone else.
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Just let him continue talk, i will not make a comment
@Snow28 (23)
• China
5 Oct 09
HI, huan. Basically I am a good listener, so in most of time i can let them talk coz i know alot of people are very lonely in the world n they wanna share their feeling with others. If you listen carefully, you can find some interesting points and learn from these guys.
@JAG2009 (267)
• India
5 Oct 09
It depends on whether I like the talkative guy/gal or not. I have found that when you like someone, then I odn't mind listening to what they have to say. Whatever they say and how they say it interests me. But if it is someone I can't tolerate, then even one sentence they say becomes intolerable. So, I guess my criterion is whether I like the talkative person or not.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
okay..i am talkative myself.. but i do not keep others pinned listening to me,.,i am sensistive and i know if the person is interested or not...i do meet a lot of people who could not just stop... and if they are ince to talk with i stay... but if i have better things to do... i definitely excuse myself...
@bezini (44)
• United States
5 Oct 09
I actually tend to be that talkative person. The best way to derail me is to strike up a conversation that is hard to have one sided. Politics tends to be good (even though that can spark a fight...) because you can always argue with what the other person says, or add more information to their argument. See, there i go talking to much! Heh.