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As a talker, I have learned that the more I talk, the less people listen. Several years ago, I spent New Years Day in silence, only speaking if there was really no other way of responding to my husband and (then) toddler. It’s one of the most valuable exercises I’ve ever done. NOT sharing my initial reaction the moment I have it has helped me immeasurably. At home and at work.
If you can, try this for yourself. If the moment does not absolutely require your words to reply, stay silent.