How do you deal with someone in your group who constantly talks (tells stories, information, etc) and never gives anyone else room to speak, say opinions, provide your own story, etc. I have a few friends who are like that and I can't avoid the situation. It's really getting to me because it brings my energy and mood down when I have to stand there for an hour saying "mmhmmm" "oh, right" etc because the dude talking just goes on and on and on and never lets any one else speak, never asks any questions, never pauses. These guys speak well with lots of energy but they just drone on and on and it makes me feel like I'm engulfed by them.
Please help with any advice! Thxn