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Talk Much?

Go with your strength?

Okay, I admit it. I can be a bit verbose, chatty, long winded. I’m Garrulous. Rambling. Wordy. You know, I tend to talk too much.

I’m reassured, though, by the fact that I never stay on one subject long enough to bore anyone.

At least I don’t think I bore anyone. I’ve never been told I do. I’ve never really been told much of anything, once I get talking. That’s why I’m sure it’s okay. Surely someone would have said something by now, right?

Worth looking forward to

A conversation with me could well be the icing on the cake for you. I know that people having conversations with me is the highlight of my day.

Although, truth be told, other people could contribute more. I always seem to do all the heavy lifting.

Go with your strength

Of course, I’m okay with that. I’ve been practicing for over fifty-five years. If you want a good conversation but you don’t have the strength left to carry your half of it, come talk to me.

All you need to do is give me the subject, and we’re off. Well, not so much “the” subject as a beginning subject. I guarantee we won’t stay there, you’ll get your money’s worth.

Well, okay, not a beginning subject so much as a starting point. I remember more than one conversation where someone has said to me something like, “Can we talk about your attitude, perhaps?” and I’ve replied with something like, “Say, that reminds me, did you know that the tower of Pizza has absolutely no cheese in its toppings?”

And we’re off

People have often commented on this ability of mine, though they usually do so when they think they’re out of earshot, so that I don’t get too full of myself, I’m sure.

They say things like, “Did you get a load of that guy? Talk, talk, talk, talk, TALK!” Needless to say this does warm my heart. It’s great to be recognized for what one does best.

Better than most

But I refuse to become a prima donna like others might. I could easily see me withholding my gift if that were to become true.

I would loath myself if I ever heard me utter the words, “No, I shall not speak on that subject, and this is why …,” and then ramble on in some pretentious manner about meting out only samples of my oratory in some pompous manner.

Not mine to withhold

This ability to talk incessantly is not mine to withhold. It is, in fact, a direct result of my ADHD. Perhaps the only true gift that I get from it.

You see, all I need to do is engage the direct link between my rapidly firing brain and my mouth (best results for speed and interest of content occur when I bypass the appropriateness filters), and give it the gas.

Try this at home

And by the way, I’m not a professional, so please, feel free to try this at home. Your results may vary, but don’t give up if you’re not up to my standard. Remember, I’ve been doing this for over fifty-five years.

And now, I’m going to shut up … until Friday.

Talk Much?

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2016). Talk Much?. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 19, 2019, from


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