I believe I have been gifted (and sometimes cursed) with the ability to keep my mouth shut. I like to listen. I like to wrap what is said around my medulla oblongata and let it marinate. But I’ve found that people actually have no idea what that means. They like to talk. Just talk. And keep talking. And worse, they hide it under the guise of “communication”…to whit, I have to explain the difference between what they do and what communication really entails.
The great thing I’ve been able to confirm through those types is that if you let anyone talk long enough, they’ll spill exactly who they are, what they believe, and how they think.
You won’t have to work that hard at figuring out who and/or what you’re dealing with if you just listen.