make everyone around me laugh, no matter the circumstances, and I tend to dominate social situations in order to feel validated.
This became increasingly apparent in my 20s. Somehow, it helped me shore up a subconscious insecurity I felt around silence.
There’s not a story I won’t relate to and unconsciously try to top. In other words, I talk a lot in social settings — and listen only enough to find my springboard.This dominance often comes across as self-centeredness, and it is.Read more on additudemag.com