See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Carolm

849d

how do you handle having more than 1 person at a time tslk to you?i tend to shut down..walk away i just cant handle it

Top reply
    • Overcomer

      844d

      Me too. I would shut down

    • Overcomer

      844d

      Me too. I would shut down

    • Jay55

      844d

      Most people typically don’t, even neurotypicals. It just seems that way because people are using body language to make sure everyone in the group feels listened to. But if you ask the person about how much they’ve comprehended from what was said, it’s only limited bits of information. That’s because people have to selectively listen to what they identify as “important”, because there’s no way someone can understand every single word from multiple people. When I’m talking to a crowd of people I pretend like I’m talking to a single individual, with the understanding that not everyone’s feedback is gonna stick. It takes a bit of practice and empathy to identify what’s important in conversations. It’s a skill that can definitely be learned, and one im still trying to grow! And please don’t feel self conscious about asking the other person to repeat what was said. People far more often appreciative that you’re trying to really listen to them rather than mad that you didn’t pick it up the first time :)

    • karakat

      844d

      People who know me closely get a goofy rendition of "guys guys guys, my brain is lagging, let's try this again in a way where I can keep up" and normally they find the humor in it and are willing to say their piece one at a time or do a basic summary. If it's strangers/coworkers anything like that, I'll try to focus on the dominant piece of information, then ask the other people to repeat themselves or catch up with them when I'm not busy to re-visit what was said to me. That method isn't always feasible so then they get the "fake it till you make it" version lol

    • Weirdo

      845d

      Ever in a room of extroverts talking and they’re all talking little snippets of words all over each other and they all know what’s happening but I’m just sitting there in shock 😵‍💫🤐

    • Charizard02

      848d

      Well I guess "lucky" for me nobody wants to talk to me, but if it happens I usually have to leave the room before I freak out

    • Amaryllis

      849d

      I get overloaded pretty fast. But I usually speak up and tell them to stop and go one at a time.

    • Carolm

      849d

      Same here..i start going "wait wait stop i cant process this"

    • FigureSkater03

      849d

      I don’t handle it well. My processing won’t let me. I can only listen to one person talking at a time before I get sensory overload

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion