People will confide in you more
If you want loved ones to feel that they can open up to you about personal matters or if you want colleagues to feel they can confide in you about inside information, you can’t interrupt people. You can’t make the conversation about you. Research out of Wright University finds that, when you interrupt someone and change the topic to make it about you, the other person feels you don’t care about them. Even if you interrupt to share a similar experience, they still feel that way. And when you make the conversation about you, people stop confiding in you.