What’s your solution for people who don’t stop talking?
By - Kingdom-Kome
I don't know. Please, if you find out, let me know. I don't want to go to prison.
They almost 100% have no idea that they're talking more than they should, be honest upfront
Or just keep on saying yeah
Farting in their immediate area works, the louder the better
Stop responding and engaging with their hijacking
Look at their crotch and start licking your lips
I once interrupted a very rude employee who kept talking over me/ being disrespectful during a phone call by saying, "IT'S MY TURN TO TALK NOW". Turns out he had a bunch of his friends conferenced in on the call because he was going to "put me in my place"... they all erupted in laughter and I haven't spoken to that person since
That must have been so satisfying. I’m jealous!
Tune them out and keep doing my shit while I pretend they’re not there.
Ooh, good one
Stick your finger in their mouth to assert dominance
I do this to the cat when she gets nippy. Works every time.
i’ve noticed that people who just ramble on and on and on don’t really care if you’re engaged in the conversation. I had a friend i’d smoke with and i shit you not, i could be staring at my phone the entire time — 0 fucking clue what the conversation was about— and she would just continue like nothing! Just throw out a “damn that’s crazy” every 5 or so mins and the conversation is usually pretty survivable.
I start walking away
I walk away.
Most people who talk a lot KNOW they talk a lot. I just ask them, "Do you want me to let you know when you're talking too much?" It's like they're missing that part of their brain to read social cues.
Go Ron Swanson on them. Call them by the wrong name, repeatedly, whenever you can get a word in edgewise.
"So anyway there we were, tripping fucking balls as we got out a pair Jeff's old lederhosen and eight jars of sauerkraut when---"
"That's very interesting, Tom. Wow."
"Actually it's Marcus, so anyway like I was saying--"
"Sure thing, Levi. Sure thing."
Cum on them
I tried that but they like it
Was it a male or female
If you give them a very swift blow to their throat with the bridge of your hand, they tend to shut their hole pretty quick.
Respond saying, “That’s wild,” to everything they say. They will eventually get the memo.
ignore them, they crave attention
Noise cancelling headphones.
Ask them if they would like to get something to eat
Offer them a mint.
Talk louder and more forcefully!
Talk better than them. They can't hijack the conversation if you already stole it. Assert dominance.
"Hey I'm so sorry but I have a call I need to make, great chatting to you." Then actively start doing something else.
Try hitting them
My father used to talk for hours withouth listening to anyone but himself. He didnt even accept any different argument than his. My father is a Narcisist.
So, the ways to deal with:
-Gray Rock method: If someone is unable to notice that someone is not comfortable, or that they are the only ones talking it's because lack of emphaty, and they are only searching for people to be "their public". Gray rock method is to become soooo boring that they lost interest in keeping their monologue with you. Give them short monosylabes as answers, like "ah yeah" "ajá" "yeah whatever You Say" "no" "It's Ok". They will see you as a boring person so they are going to leave.
-Set time boundaries FIRMLY: If someone that you know don't stop talking tries to talk to you, tell them "oh sorry, i'm very busy right now, I literally have only 2 minutes to attend you so please, straight to the point". Yeah, they will get mad at you but you have to keep firm.
Also, if someone don't stop talking and you don't have to keep up with that person (if it's not a coworker, family, boss, etc) remember you don't have to listen to their BS. Like if it's a seller trying yo sell you anything, say one time "No, thank you, i'm not interested in what you are selling, i'll call you if I change my mind", but if they keep insisting change your tone of voice and claim FIRMLY "I already told you I'm not interested, stop harrasing me"
garden shears /s
Talking even LOUDER.
Barely listen, give an exhausted "mhm" to everything they say.
I’m rude😂 I’ll just walk away and if they follow me and theirs a door I’m slam the door on them
Just sit in silence. They have to run out of breath eventually. Right?
I just set the phone aside and read the internet and let them blather. If in person I just start laughing and when they ask why I say "Wow, you don't see to need to stop to breathe, do you?"
If that bothers you, say:”Who asked?”
Say excuse me, Hold up your hand until they take a break. Then say hold that thought for just a moment. Then walk away.
Sit there and stare at them. Let them dig themselves further into a hole until they realize you’re not listening and become embarrassed.
“Uh huh……….. cool…….wooooow……k……. Mk………..ya………….cool………. K …….. ok……. K…………..mhm hmm…….. yup……. *BANG*……………………”
By not stopping myself whenever I find a chance to say something.
Other people need a chance to participate, so it's redirect and other things and if something isn't relevant then maybe offline or another context is a better idea
I’m one of those people. Talking instead of me works great because I just seem to hate silence (when in public situations). If you want to quietly sit with me at a coffee shop or something, you need to bring out a book or look at your phone to signal I’m allowed to do the same, or else… gotta fill that silence.
Just know the whole time, I am working on and hoping that my jedi mind choke finally works.
Joke’s on you I’m into that shit.
In all seriousness *obviously* I try to stop it, if it was voluntary most over-talkers wouldn’t do it.
Punch them in the face, it will shut them up quick. But you will have some explaining to do
It’s a mic drop. Just walk away.
“ Sorry Oliver, some person on Reddit said this would shut you up.”