- The Over Talker: Talks over the top of me. Interrupts to talk more about themselves. And no matter what I say, will just continue to butt in so that they can talk. Usually about their favourite topic. Themself.
- The Opposite Talker: Someone who - regardless of your point-of-view will take the opposite stance, for no other reason than they want to butt heads with you. Take for example:
Me - 'I can't stand this heat, I don't cope with 43 degree days.'
TOP - 'Oh these days are so lovely, the sun is brilliant.'
Between you and me, I know very, very few people who thrive in such heat.
- And finally, but by no means conclusive of 'types of talkers' - I give you, this, possibly the most difficult to converse with - the Disinterested Talker: Doesn't care what you're up to, doesn't give a toss that you're not feeling well/you grew an extra head/or an Ewok just crawled out of the toilet, they will not engage with any of your conversation, and will always find something else to talk about - even if it's as banal as the weather. Even if it's as scintillating as talking laundry.
And what happens if these three merge in to one person? It's a difficult conversation. Trust me, I speak from experience.
How do you cope with these kind of conversations?