How to Quit a Toxic Interrupting Habit - Forge

Interrupters usually don’t intend to convey self-importance. Often, the desire to interrupt stems from excitement or social anxiety. Human beings also crave cognitive closure, a psychological concept that effectively means the opposite of ambiguity. We like firm answers and conclusions. We’re psychologically wired to tie up loose ends. Interrupting can feel good because it allows you to neatly tie up a thought that might get lost or transformed as the conversation continues. Often, when someone else is speaking, we’re not listening so much as waiting for our turn.


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