An “entertaining” story about their granny, their cat, or just their walk to work: some people just need to express their thoughts and can’t stop. Of course, it is important to be polite and not interrupt people, but it can get to the point where they start wasting their time on stupid things. So the most important thing here is to “fight” for yourself and to know how to escape from these people.
We have brought you a list of 6 helpful tips that can help you end any conversation that has gone too far. Don’t worry, you won’t seem rude, because you will know how to do it with style. Let’s start!
How to Save Yourself From Someone Who Talks Too Much
The first step is to listen patiently. It is important to find out what this person is trying to tell you. Perhaps there is an important thought that you are trying to express or a feeling that you need to show. Or maybe they want to be admired. If it’s really important, the speech shouldn’t take long.
Asking Often What The Main Point Is
It may happen that the person continues to drift off the topic, talking more about irrelevant things and details. In that case, it’s good to remind them of the main point of your conversation. Y
ou can also question them about it so that they have to return from heaven to earth. After all, it is good to show people that they should respect your time.
Asking If You Can Interrupt Them
If after all your previous attempts to end the conversation, they still haven’t stopped, then it might be time to be more assertive. You can politely but confidently ask them if they mind if you interrupt them.
Some of them may notice that the conversation has gone on for too long and some of them may ask you to let them finish their thought.
It’s okay to let them finish here, as you really don’t have a choice. But as soon as you feel like they are going to move on to another topic, this is your chance to interrupt them again.
Turning The Tables
After interrupting them, you can “turn the game over.” Instead of interrupting the conversation entirely, you can add a comment about them. Adding a similar story about yourself, your dog, or your friend can have a positive effect. You will make them feel how you feel and they may stop talking.
Telling Them You Have No Time
Sometimes people just can’t understand. It won’t hurt to push them a little harder. By telling them that you no longer have time to listen to them, you will show that you are very busy right now and can no longer be disturbed.
You can add that as soon as you finish your work, you can end the conversation. And if they come back to finish the talk, you can always say, “Not now, I’m still busy.”
Agreeing On A Specific Talk Time
It can also be helpful to remind them that you have a very busy schedule. In some cases, you may even complain about the lack of time and the number of things that need to be done.
If you see that they really want to finish the talk, propose a specific time to do it again. By doing this, you can emphasize once again that it is not easy for you to choose, as you have a lot of work to do.
Have you ever met someone who can’t stop talking? How do you deal with these people? Let’s share our stories in the comment section!