Know anyone who won’t let you get a word in edgewise? Ever sit across a table from someone who lectured, rather than conversed? Or has it been impossible to discuss work, health issues, relationships ““ or, gee, just about any subject — without a know-it-all in your life telling you you’re wrong and there’s a better way?
Know-it-alls can be as exhausting as they are annoying. The secret to outfoxing one, communication experts say, is to realize where they’re coming from. Try these five tactics: