We all know our share of big mouths. They disclose everything about themselves to the world. We know when they’re extremely happy and ready to throw in the towel: sometimes all in the same day. They’ve never had a thought, an emotion, or an opinion that couldn’t be put in a text or posted to a status update.
Most of us find these people annoying. We don’t care about every detail of their lives. Usually we end up de-friending them, both on social media and in real life! However, the people themselves rarely realize they have a problem.
In fact, you may be this type of person and not even know it! If you want to be popular and liked by others, then you need at least a little mystery about yourself. If you are constantly talking about yourself, you’re not going to be attractive to the majority.
Here are three ways to tell if you’re that annoying person who tells the world way too much about yourself.
No Mood Goes Un-shared
We all experience many emotions throughout a typical day. Those emotions can change rapidly. I’ve had days when I’ve been angry, happy, and sad all in a span of a few minutes. However, I didn’t go and broadcast it to everyone. People would think I’m unstable!
Yet, I have Facebook friends whose mood swings are all out there for the world to see. And, in most cases, the world either laughs or gets annoyed. Don’t let this be you.
You Can’t Accept Silence
I love outgoing people. They are typically the most fun to hang around. But, some guys and girls are so outgoing that they cannot handle silence or a break in conversation, even when it’s natural.
If you are the type who always absolutely has to be talking and can’t shut up, then you’re probably also revealing too much. Typically, if you’re trying to continue a conversation that should’ve been ended, who do you talk about? Yep, yourself.
You Think People Care About You
OK, people do care about you. At least I hope you have people who love you. But, do you really think most people care about your mood swings, your boyfriend drama, or how the barista at Starbucks ticked you off by messing up your coffee?
If you think your friends absolutely love hearing that kind of information from you, then you need to wake up and smell the (messed up) coffee. While revealing that type of stuff sometimes is fine, doing it all the time is absolutely annoying.
If these three traits describe you, then you’ll need to stop being so revealing. Just stop talking about yourself so much. Actually listening to others and having a two way conversation will go a long way towards making you more popular anyway.