REMEDIES FOR A BIG-MOUTH {TALKAHOLIC)

CONTROL YOUR TONGUE

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WHEN YOU ARE IN NEED  OF A REMEDY TO SAVE YOUR IMAGE

What would you call something you couldn't stop doing?

You don't like doing it, yet you find yourself always indulging in it?

Did I hear you call it an 'obsession'?

No, that's pathological.

Habit?

Yes,  without a doubt. But it's got to be more specific than that. 

A weakness? 

Well, isn't that what all habits are - weaknesses? Afterall, a man or woman is addictively enslaved to his or her own habits and it requires hercullian efforts and practice to brake free of them

So, it's a weakness alright, but of what type is it? What specific label would you give to it - when you can't control your tongue?

When you are what my elder sister nicknames "radio without battery"?

When you chatter needlessly and pointlessly?

When you can be likened to an unofficial source of unsavory, unwanted and offensive news?

When you are a living example of garrulity and at times been derisively referred to as a "parrot"?

What name would you give to this condition or character?

Of course, simply and directly put, that's a BIGMOUTH!


WHAT'S WRONG WITH TALKING?

Nothing is wrong with saying what is on our minds.

Talking is never the problem, indeed. 

Every living being talks. It is the most common mode or means of communicating with others. It's instinctive and natural.

Every animal family talks in their own specific ways and languages. 

Did I not just hear the frogs croaking? 

Apparently, only the dead don't talk - and yet, even at that,  some spiritualists will tell you that the dead still speak a language which only the wise or spirituly-tuned person can  understand. 

MANY FACES OF A BIG-MOUTH (TALKAHOLIC)

If you've met a Bigmouth then you have seen a rainbow of its variants and descriptions, such as:

Gossip monger

Amebo (Nigerian)

Basket-mouth (Nigerian)

News monger

Tale-teller / tale-bearer

Yenta

Busybody

Circulator

Common bigmouth newsreel broadcasts that the trait is common in the female folk. 

Well, most of them do yarn a stitch that saves no nine.

But I have encountered men who tell greater yarns infested with worms that would turn your insides upside - and - down in crazy and painful somersaults!

I have come across varieties of speakers in my life:

✓ The introverts who are primarily thoughtful, inward-and-spiritually-bent, who mostly speak to their own minds, who are hardly sociable and are economical with words or secretive

✓ The extroverts who are  out-going, sociable,  and communicative but responsible speakers

✓. The elitist orator whose speeches are methodical, literatesque, inspiring, and  target-oriented 

✓. The union boss talking on points and rallying his comrades to a specific course of action

✓. The politician delivering his or her well-crafted speech in a ray targeted at winning votes

✓ The teacher or lecturer imparting academic or technical knowledge; 

✓  The preacher speaking to the congregation to  enlighten and win souls in a  motivational and scriptural exploration ; and

✓  The careless speaker, the  Talk-Too-Much who is appropriately and  uncomplementarily termed  a Bigmouth, whose ego, weaknesses, grapevine-lust, whims and caprices always dictate the exercise and publications of his or her tongue.

FEATURES OF A BIG-MOUTH (TALKAHOLIC)

1.  Talks too much

2.  Talks carelessly

3.  Talks without thinking

4.  Advertises own ego / beats own drum

5.  Doesn't know how to keep secrets ( has a leaking mouth)

6.  Habitually gossips

7.  Extrovert at an extreme and atrocious level or dimension

8.  Lacks control of own tongue

9. Is impulsively initiated by an ever - fertile uncontrollable need or urge to talk and to keep on talking 

12 REMEDIES FOR A BIG-MOUTH  (TALKAHOLIC)

1.  Learn to control yourself

2.  Think before you speak

3.  Avoid talking carelessly

4.  Speak responsibly

5.  Avoid gossiping

6.  Stop beating your own drum too loud or boasting

7.  Learn to imbibe the virtue that silence is golden and don't speak unless spoken to

8.  Address only issues raised in any discussion and do not go beyond or expand it needlessly

9.  Do not initiate any discussion on your own but if you must do, limit yourself strictly to the primary subject

10.  Do not betray other people's confidence or talk about issues which don't concern you

11.  If you can afford it, register with a competent therapist for consultation and reorientation

12. Finally, it's beautiful, simply strategic and highly  effective to read our holy books - the Holy Bible, the Holy Quran, the Torah, etc - because most of them are against negative or careless talk, they emphasize the virtue of economy of speech and  investigation and confirmation before making judgement or talking about any issue

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