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Why People Interrupt

Have you ever wondered why some people interrupt other people while they are talking? If so, then here are the reasons why people disrupt conversations.

  1. Excited: Some people are so excited or anxious about the topic being discussed that they just blurt out what is on their minds without waiting for an opportunity to speak.
  2. Self Control: Some people consistently lack the self control to be patient.
  3. Listen: Some people have never learned how to listen properly, especially if they are bored or disagree with the speaker.
  4. Egomaniacs: Some people are very egocentric. This means some people believe that they are the only person who has something worth saying and their opinions are worth more than the opinions of others.
  5. Respect: Not allowing others to speak their mind is sometimes a sign of not respecting the person speaking.
  6. Interesting/Humor: Some conversations are very boring, and some people feel an immediate need to make the conversation more interesting. For example, they may try being humorous.
  7. Power/Control: Some people interrupt to justify control, such as as a school teacher interrupting students. This include passive agressive power grabs from subordinates to their bosses.
  8. Competition: Some people interrupt because they are overly competitive.
  9. Jealousy: Other people interrupt because they feel jealous.
Please let me know if you think I omitted a reason.

by Phil for Humanity
on 05/06/2008

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