Compulsive Talker

If you’ve ever been in a conversation with a compulsive talker, you probably know the signs. The other person talks at you, not to you, and never seems to pause for breath. You can’t find a gap in the relentless flow of words. You feel overwhelmed with exhaustion as you try politely to respond, and then, more desperately, to interject something — anything into the conversation. But the subject keeps changing, and just as you’ve figured out something to say, the compulsive talker has branched out on a tangent and moved onto another topic. You can’t keep up, and you can’t get a word in edgeways.

Compulsive talking creates many different responses in the listener, including anger, irritation, frustration, or feeling shut out or ignored.  In extreme cases, some may feel attacked or invaded.  When dealing with a compulsive talker, you may react in various ways ranging from annoyance to distress and avoidance. None of these is helpful for a relationship.

“How to Deal with a Compulsive Talker” was created to help you handle the compulsive talker in your life, whether it’s for an evening or an important relationship.  We need tools to handle this type of person, so we are not drained.   This guide will show you:

how to recognize and deal with compulsive talkers covering the following situations/people:

–A spouse
–A Family member
–Social Situations

Some key content in the guide:

–Understanding what compulsive talking is
–Dealing with it in specific situations
–Creating healthy boundaries and self-identity
–Developing anti-stress techniques
–Moving on if necessary

The goal is after reading this guide is to help you create respectful relationships that support your well-being.


Pat Brill started The Info Crowd to provide solutions to problems people face daily in their lives. We all deserve to be happy, so how do we create a life that offers us what we need to stop tolerating what doesn’t support our well-being. Instead, learn how to build the best life possible.  She believes that we learn from each other and can use that learning to implement the necessary changes to build a life around happiness.