I’m 16 and a serious over-talker, especially when I’m
excited or nervous. People get very irritated with me, and I don’t know how to
stop. Please help me break this habit.
Don’t just think, I have to stop talking; think, I have to start listening. People like others to ask what’s going on in their
lives. After someone’s game, test or audition, ask, “How did it go?” Also,
remember that, except your grandma, most people aren’t dying to know every
little detail. If someone asks where you’re going for the holidays, try, “I’m
going skiing. How about you?” instead of, “First, we’re flying to Salt Lake
City, then hitting Alta, then Park City, then The Canyons, then Snowbird…” Must
all you conversations always be exactly 50-50? No. Just be sure the person
across from you gets a chance to do something besides nod.
BY CAROL WESTON ON 3/9/2012 4:03:00 PM
POSTED IN dear carol, bad habit, advice from Carol Weston