Why do some people talk non-stop without any awareness of your desperate boredom

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  1. mariefromsf profile image57
    mariefromsfposted 11 years ago

    Why do some people talk non-stop without any awareness of your desperate boredom!

    I went out to a restaurant last night and noticed a conversation between two girls. One girl spoke for the entire meal while the other sat and nodded or responded with a short one word answer. This went on for over one hour. Some people have no idea that they talk too much. Why is this?


  2. tbartle profile image60
    tbartleposted 11 years ago

    Two reasons.

    1. Some people just aren't self aware. They don't realize how they could be perceived by others.

    2. The situation you described can happen when one person is very extroverted and one is very introverted. Since the introvert is a natural good listener, she'll rarely interrupt. And the extrovert would be comfortable jabbering on all day, leading the conversation and getting the attention.

  3. steph.starr profile image60
    steph.starrposted 11 years ago

    self-absorbed people generally don't notice that the world does not revolve around them.. it's irritating to me but they really believe their life is THAT interesting that people wanna hear about it nonstop.

  4. Dovay Lee profile image40
    Dovay Leeposted 11 years ago

    First I think they are too proud of theri eloquence and their ideas. They think they are right all the time.
    Second because they do not know they talk too much
    Third I think they are too showy.
    This is just my opinion. Hope you can share something with  me. Good luck.

    1. profile image48
      news007posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It believe someone who talks to much 'yes' in a sense can be self centered (you know them) or is it nerves, brought on by stress. If I am looking for attention or nervous thats when I never stop talking..I hate that and try to destress quickly.

  5. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    In fairness to some talkers, some people feel as if it's "making an effort" to try to keep the conversation  going when faced with someone who sees no need to "make a similar effort".   Talkers often like people and see conversation as a way of "relating" and sharing. 

    Some people aren't all that tuned into caring about making much of an effort.  Some just don't have many ideas to offer.   Some have found themselves with someone they don't have much in common with.

    Personally, I give credit to anyone who at least tries to hold up the conversation.  If I'm not interested in what s/he's saying, "too bad about me".  Better that than be sitting with a lump who doesn't bother, doesn't have anything to contribute, or withholds what he has to contribute because he's too afraid to just relax and relate.

  6. barbergirl28 profile image69
    barbergirl28posted 11 years ago

    Because they are too into themselves to understand that it isn't always all about them. Having a conversation should be give and take and usually these types of talkers always give give give until we can no longer take it!

    On another note - maybe they were out to dinner discussing this girls problem and she needed to vent. If she is venting, obviously she would have the whole floor. As an outsider looking in, a person would never know if this was always the way, or just for the day.

  7. akuigla profile image61
    akuiglaposted 11 years ago

    Because of two reasons:
    1.The talking person thinks that he/she is far superior than anybody else.
    2.He/she thinks that is actually inferior and the best way to compensate it is to reassure you by showing off.
    Either way is best to stay away from such person.
    Trust me.
    I know.


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