I can think of very few things that annoy me more than when people interrupt me. You can be in the middle of the most interesting and intriguing story and you’re really getting into it and then here’s the climax and–! Someone just interrupted you. Uhm, hello? I was talking here!
When someone interrupts you, it shows that they don’t care what you are talking about and that what they have to say is more important than what you were saying. You could be talking about how your grandmother just died and how it was a hard time for you and they’ll interrupt and talk about how their cat threw up pink vomit yesterday morning. Sure, that’s definitely an interesting story, but there is a time and a place for that, which is NOT when someone else is talking. Show some respect!
It comes off as rude, snobby, and arrogant. People typically don’t like people like that!
Besides, how can you have a decent conversation with anyone if it’s completely one-sided? All you get is their opinion over and over and over. Whenever you try to get a word in, they completely plow over whatever sentence you were trying to form and chug along full speed ahead. The most riveting and intriguing conversations are ones where you go back and forth and feed off of each other and debate, not just listening to one person go on and on while you sit their quietly wishing you were somewhere else.
That’s another thing, no one wants to talk to someone who constantly interrupts them. I have a friend who goes to my church, and she can be really fun, but I can’t hardly stand talking to her! You can ask her one question and she goes on and on about this and that and she’s like this little baby tiger; Whenever you try to put a word in edge-wise, she feeds off of that one little word and she transforms from this cute little baby tiger into this human-eating monster! Because of this, I don’t like talking to her and try to avoid it at all costs. I’m sure I’m not the only one either. People tend to stray away from them interrupters and as a result, they don’t have many people that want to be around them! Life can be lonely for an interrupter!
I don’t appreciate people who only listen to themselves and not to others. It’s a very self centered way of living your life and something that you shouldn’t do. They then tend to be very close-minded. They think their opinion is right and only theirs is right, hence why they don’t even try to listen to what you have to say.
It is also rude to interrupt into a conversation you weren’t even a part of. You are not only interrupting just one person, but multiple persons, and destroying the pleasant conversation they were having with your unneeded and unnecessary comment. There probably was a good reason you weren’t invited into the conversation to begin with. The conversation could be something really private and personal, and you just come barging in with no remorse and interrupt any moment that they may have had. Don’t just assume that you’re wanted in the conversation. You know what assuming makes people…
So the point of this article is to not interrupt people. It’s rude and you make the other person want to pull out some duct tape and duct tape your mouth shut!