Some folks just like to hear themselves talk. Other people don’t have that much awareness about it. They are not even aware they are talking too much. Or using too many words. They have lost track of themselves. Their filter is turned off.
When you notice you are talking too much, you ask yourself:
WHY AM I TALKING?
The acronym also spells WAIT.
It’s an amazing E.Q. tactic to use on yourself if you can master the awareness of your communication.
This will catch you in your overshare behavior and signal you to dial it back or shorten it up. If you can also remember, it’s the quality of your words in communication, not the quantity that is important.
We all become smarter to the extent we can become superior listeners and better, more efficient transmitters.