I have found that in life, there are always people who like to interrupt others' speeches and change the topic. This is a bad habit, and what's even worse is that they seem to be indifferent.

Here, I am referring to the form of arbitrarily changing the topic. For example, when I am sharing the content of a certain topic and enjoying the sharing, these people will pop up and pick out a sentence to express their own opinions, abruptly interrupting and diverting to another topic.

What makes these people most detestable is not the act of interrupting, but the fact that they occasionally express their "unique" opinions on a certain section, diverting the topic that was being discussed. If their opinions were related to the topic, it would be fine, but most of the time, their "insights" have nothing to do with the topic and are purely for showing off. I usually think that this behavior is either too self-centered or lacks rules and boundaries.

What you need to overcome is your vanity, your desire to show off. What you need to deal with is your constant desire to stand out and be clever.

  • W. Somerset Maugham, "The Moon and Sixpence"

Both types are very annoying. When encountering this kind of behavior, my desire to share is immediately extinguished.

As for reasonable interruptions, I do not reject them. What constitutes a reasonable interruption? It means that the interrupter shares their own thoughts and opinions on the topic being discussed, and then brings it up for discussion with everyone else. This will not disturb the ongoing topic and will not greatly disrupt the speaker.

Sometimes I also interrupt others, but this situation is very rare. I am used to keeping my own insights until the speaker finishes, and then I express my own opinions. This is a sign of respect for the speaker, avoiding disrupting their rhythm, and also allowing time to continuously think and improve my own views. Speaking too hastily sometimes leads to one-sided views due to insufficient information.

Of course, when encountering extremely poor speeches, I will actively interrupt, but I will communicate with reasons. For example, if a speaker repeatedly repeats the same thing, I will interrupt and tell them that repetition is unnecessary and we can move on to the next topic. This is to save each other's time. After all, sometimes not everyone can grasp the rhythm of speaking very well.

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