Assertive Responses to Rude Interruptions
Conversations can become imbalanced.
One person may have their mind so full of things
they want to say,
that they are unwilling, unable to listen to the other person.
When they continuously derail topics, rudely interrupt,
and monopolize the conversation,
it is time to help them become aware
of the imbalanced situation.
Handling rude interruptions
Here are a few quick phrases:
As I was saying…
Let me finish…
May I finish?
Before I forget…
Before I am interrupted again.
I get upset when I’m unable to complete a sentence.
I had more to say on that.
Use I statements.
You statements can seem attacking,
and may give them power over you.
Assertiveness frees you from ruminating,
from being upset, for days.
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