Have you ever been told that you talk too much? I certainly have, but I definitely think it’s because the person in question didn’t like what I was saying! In all seriousness, it’s hard to tell if we are talking too much or talking too little. We all want to keep the conversation going without giving a monologue.
Are you a good conversationalist? Or do you talk too much? I think we all struggle sometimes with knowing when to speak up and when to listen. It’s been said that talking too much can be as socially detrimental as not talking enough. Do you agree with this? I may be biased as someone who talks too much, but I think it’s good to talk when in doubt. Yes, this sometimes means I interrupt and go on too long. But it also means that people know I am interested in and engaged with them. At least, that’s my justification 🙂
So yes, I really do worry about talking too much sometimes, but it’s because I also worry about not talking enough. To be honest, in some ways I think I may talk too much because I am an introvert. I have another introvert friend who feels similarly. Because I am such an introvert and so naturally shy, I think I talk too much to overcompensate. Ugh! It’s a fine line to walk.
My own worry about talking too much is why I developed a quiz about it: Do You Talk Too Much? Since your friends won’t tell you the truth, this quiz will.
Give Do You Talk Too Much? a try, and let me know what you think. Does your result match how much you actually talk? Do you think there’s such a thing as talking too much? If so, where do you draw the line?