Sounds as if you are dealing with some extreme Myers-Briggs Extravert personalities, people who literally can not think unless they think out loud and with other people. Worse yet, they know that everybody else is just like them.Originally Posted by spectecGTD
Even worse yet is if you are dealing with extremey Myers-Briggs Extraverted Sensors, people who "know" that if you are sitting quietly in your cubicle thinking that you are not actually doing anything (you are sitting still) and you are not actually thinking (they know that everyone else is just like them, capable only of thinking if thinking out loud in the presence of others). In fact, they know that they are doing you a huge favor by rescuing you from your unproductive inactivity by giving you the chance to think out loud with somebody else.
As an extreme Myers-Brigg Intravert myself, I am all too familiar with the extreme Extraverts blazing into my cubicle to "do me a favor" by interrupting me. They have no clue that they just blew several hours of my work, as it will take me that long to rebuild the mental model they just destroyed with their interruption. Aarrgghh!!