I used to sit there anxiously trying to get my ten cents in and actually, when you think about it the whole conversation was a waste of time.
Now years later after learning the hard way, Emphasis on the word learning :0) I now allow the other person to finish their train of thought. Then empathize with them, before continuing.
Of course if I`m talking with Europeans we all contribute and yet at the same time feel heard as against how many Americans who have adopted I talk first you listen then your turn, which is fine if you’re in a counseling session, but not very passionate in real life. I think it comes from to many years of classes :0)
Great Question Thanks for asking!