How To Stop Babbling and Shut Your Pie Hole
Advice columnist Patrick of LifeHacker has some advice for a man who complains he can't shut up when he knows he should. First, Patrick points out that the man's real problem is more likely a fear of silence. As such, he should deliberately practice being silent in groups and conversations, for progressively longer periods. He should also respond to questions with one sentence answers, then go back to listening. Finally, if he leaves a conversation having learned three new things, he's won! If not, it's a signal he still needs more practice..