Sam Bleckley, (Bleckley n.d.)


Two dominant styles of conversation are:

  1. Interrupt (Church of interruption): Interrupt when you want to talk and allow others to do the same
  2. Wait (Church of strong civility): Wait your turn to talk, and intentionally provide others the chance to speak

The specifics of each style of communication are only relevant in the context of the other.

You interruptYou wait
I interruptMutually understoodI talk over you
I waitYou talk over meMutually understood


Interrupt people, sometimes



Bleckley, Sam. n.d. “The Church of Interruption.” Accessed February 19, 2024.