Avoid Interrupting Someone’s Sentence

How many times has someone interrupted your sentence when you were about to make an important statement?

Perhaps a friend or spouse continually finish your sentences?

Do Mr. or Mrs. Know-it-all tell the story much better than you can?

Annoying, isn’t it?

As annoyed or hurt as you may become, you may be guilty of interrupting someone’s sentence as well. Hopefully, you immediately realize what you have done and apologize for your rudeness.  You must also work on not committing this act at all.

Here are a few suggestions to help you from becoming the annoying interrupter:

1. Pause a moment to think about what was said.

2. Say to yourself, “Are they finished speaking?”, before you begin to speak.

3. Watch the body language of the person speaking for indications of completion or continuation.

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