Posted 3/2/2020 4:50 PM (GMT -6)
I have bipolar disorder (manic depression). But I can honestly say that I haven't been depressed in many years, other than the the occasional blues which everyone gets.
I also haven't been in a manic phase in years either.
However, when I was in manic phases years ago, I would have a lot of thoughts that would go through my mind. And I had a real, strong desire to express almost all of those thoughts to others.
So if you know someone who is in a manic phase who talks a lot and monopolizes the conversation every time you and others have a chat with the person, you have to realize that it's very hard for him or her to not talk way too much.
I know it's difficult to deal with someone who won't stop talking. It can be downright annoying. But you have to realize that if the person wasn't in a manic phase and was emotionally healthy, he/she would be less likely to monopolize the conversation.