This is Exactly Why People May Be Ignoring You ...

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This is Exactly Why  People May Be Ignoring You  ...

Do your coworkers, classmates, friends and family tune you out? This can be frustrating, especially when you have something important to say. You may think others are being unfair or mean, but the problem might not be them. Here's a look at seven reasons why people don't listen when you speak.

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1 You Talk Too Much

If you’re a blabber mouth and always talking about something or you have a story for every situation, some people might get tired of hearing your voice and stop listening. In their minds, you're just telling another story or talking to hear yourself speak.

2 You’re a Know-it-all

Some people might stop listening if you're a know-it-all. You might be the type of person who gives everyone advice on every subject, but you don’t take advice or listen to others. Nobody likes a know-it-all. If you respect the opinions of others and stop thinking you’re smarter than everyone else, others might start listening when you open your mouth.

3 You Don't Listen

Be perfectly honest with yourself, how well do you listen to others? It's easy to whine and complain that people never listen to you. But if you don't listen, you can't expect much back. Practice listening more than you talk. If you let people get a word in instead of talking over them, they’ll be more willing to listen when you have something to say.

4 You Complain Too Much

Everyone has problems. But at the same time, you don't want to become a chronic complainer. If you’re a negative person who brings everyone down, others might turn the other way when they see you approaching. And the more you spread your negativity, the less they’ll want to listen to you.

5 You’re a Show off

Being a braggart or a show off isn't going to win you friend. If anything, you'll turn people off and they’ll stop listening to you. Take note of your conversations. Do you constantly talk about money, what you're buying or your lifestyle?

6 You’re Annoying

It's difficult to admit our bad habits and traits. But if it seems as if nobody ever listens to you, maybe it's because you're annoying. Are you the person who always has a stupid joke or pokes fun at another person's expense. Or maybe you don't know the understanding of the word “boundaries,” and you get too personal with people you don't know well. Talk to a close friend and see if any of these characteristics apply to you. If so, make an effort to improve and yield to the feelings of others.

7 They Don't Believe You

If people don't believe your stories or feel that you're exaggerating or downright lying, they’ll likely stop listening to what you have to say. In this case, you have bigger issues than people not listening to you – you need to fix your reputation. The next time you relate a story, make sure it's accurate and don’t exaggerating.

Realizing that people aren’t listening when you speak can be frustrating and discouraging. But if you can get to the bottom of why people tune you out, you're in a better position to correct the problem so that your voice can be heard.

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I agree with Taylor, Hannah, Kierria and Mary! I'm very soft spoken people always cut me off or speak over me. It's kinda frustrating at times.

And also she drifts off somewhere when others r talking and when she hears silence she starts talking again.

Yup yup yup

If you are a soft spoken person, it doesn't have to be a problem. When you want to say something, do it short sentences (speak briefly and to the point). I dont know if this make sense, im not english

I agree ladies!! I'm a pretty soft spoken person, so whenever I try to talk in a large group my voice can get lost.


Wow this really brings my self-esteem up lol jk I'm with u Taylor, and I when I do talk, I talk quietly so most of the time no one even hears me

True @Channce I'm usually very quiet (unless with friends) so people often overlook me

Know-it-Alls are the worst! They also tend to be hypercritical of their peers and snitch on them to management.

This article is ridiculous. I'm also a soft spoken person. Maybe include that in your one sided article.


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