March 12, 2009

Do you have one (or more) of these friends?

Do you have one (or more) of the friends that when you talk or write only wants to talk about themselves.  I'm noticing this trend more and more lately.  At first I thought it was just a one time thing or that something big was going on for them, but then I realized that it wasn't an isolated incident; certain people only want to talk about themselves.  I completely understand that we are all guilty of this occasionally, but when it happens over and over, it's a bad habit.  So a message to all self-involved people out there:  Your friends notice that you only care to talk about your life, and it starts to wear down friendships when you don't want to hear about what is going on with your friends.  Listening can be a very important skill.     

2 comments:

Robyn Mroszczyk, AFC said...

Ack!! I hope that I am not like that!! Crap, now you have me second guessing myself! I'm sorry if I do that!!

lindsay.c.nemec said...

I'd be happy to listen to you talk about you, Pat, Ryan and any other random things you have to chat about.

I'm sure those friends you're referring to really appreciate your good listening skills and may even call you for that very reason. I just hope they make you feel welcome enough to talk to them when you need an ear to chat to.

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