178) Don’t Monopolize

There is no doubt that you’re interesting. How you came to this place in life is likely intriguing. Your personal life is full of engaging stories. You’re a tremendous reservoir of useful information and insightful opinions.  And there is much you can say about what you do and how you do it.

That said, as interesting as you certainly are, you aren’t so interesting that what you have to say should consume the entire subject matter of a conversation. After all, no one is that interesting.

When you get into conversations with others, don’t just talk about yourself. Keep it interesting. Talk about you, talk about them and talk about others.

At the very worst, you should have an equal split between what you say and what you hear. Because, ironically, the more you talk about you, the less you appear to have to offer.


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