Hi, first time posting, just a quick one, am I the only one who really likes the long pauses Jordan Peterson makes? Seriously, I wish I had the confidence to gather my thoughts mid conversation and it's so rewarding when he does it because you know it's not even remotely a waste of anyone's time.
Reminds me of that move on the old pokemon games... solar beam? JBP is taking in sunlight... opposing pokemon is paralyzed and can't move! JBP unleashes a blinding beam!
My mentor in college used to do this. I would be on the phone with him and wonder if he was still there sometimes. I asked him about it. He told me more often than not people are just waiting their turn to speak again without actually listening to the other person. He said it's as simple as respecting someone enough to listen to what they have to say and giving them the time to say it without interrupting. It was always an uncomfortable pause on my end until I realized how respectful he was being. He was making sure I had finished with my thought, question, etc... And since he actually listened he said his response would be thought out and productive. Then he looked at me and said, have you never engaged in a conversation before? Lol... it made too much sense.