Have you ever sat down with someone for coffee and discovered that they dominated the entire conversation?
Well, I have. I’ve also been the person to dominate the entire conversation. too.
What I’ve learned throughout the years is that: it’s not effective communication. I’ll tell you why.
Silence is a precious gift. It’s the space between our words where we can find ourselves.
Most people go through life feeling misunderstood and by developing better listening skills, you are validating the ideas of the other person. You give them power. Having social skills isn’t necessarily to shout random words at people to fill in the silence. It’s to actually listen. To understand them.
“Conversations need to be balanced. Talk to me, not at me.”