Types of People You Wish Would Talk Less

Listen, we’ve all been there. Someone starts talking and immediately you wish the fury of a thousand demons to launch hellfire onto them (or onto you so you don’t have to listen to them speak). Okay, well maybe not to that extent, but there are definitely a few type of people that would brighten your day if they decided not to speak to you.


1.  Know-It-Alls



Explaining everything to me, or a group of people doesn’t make you look intelligent… it makes you look like you’re trying INCREDIBLY too hard. There’s nothing worse than being roped into a conversation where anything you say is either wrong or waaaay more complicated than you could ever understand. Pro tip: Using an enhanced vernacular does not equate to a percipient comprehension. (Using big words doesn’t make you any smarter.)



2. ...Idiots


On the other end of the spectrum, there are few situations worse than having a conversation with someone who is confused by everything you say. Oh, what’s that? It’s just my last brain cell leaving my body! Needless to say, I will avoid eye contact anytime I see you across campus.



3. Debby Downers/Victims


No one wants to hear about how terrible everything in your life is going. Especially if I can’t have any problems worse than yours. Listen, I get that you fell in the mud yesterday, but that doesn’t mean you need to talk about how everyone, including whatever God you believe in, is out to get you. You have to do a load of laundry a week earlier than you anticipated, it’s not the end of the world.



4. Over-sharers


Hello, acquaintance that I have one class with, please tell me your deepest darkest secrets! I’ll take your social security number while you’re at it! It’s 9:05 in the morning and the only reason I sat next to you is that I thought you wouldn’t actually speak to me. Alas, here we are 10 minutes later, and I know about your entire life story. Please, I, and the rest of the general population doesn’t need to know about how your boyfriend just isn’t satisfying you anymore.



5. Those Who Just Don’t ~Get the Hint~



Social cues! They’re important! If my headphones are in then I can guarantee I don’t actually want to be talking to you. Not quite over-sharers, these people won’t tell you their life story in the time they’re speaking at you, but rather, they’ll spend two hours talking about minuscule, meaningless things. I really don’t have to hear the step by step process you took to untangle your shoelaces this morning, please let me sulk in peace.


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