what do you do when they won't shut up about themselves?
Here's a question for EVERYBODY ---SP, SK, BP, BK---- who deals with any individual who exhibits this behavior:
WHAT can you say or do ---if anything--- or just how do you personally cope/stay sane when the individual-in-question has a bad habit of CONSTANTLY reverting the conversation back to themselves? And not only that but explicitly, and again constantly, PRAISING THEMSELVES. In my case, it's my SM who does this, but it could be anyone in a person's life, so it's not really a step issue. Sometimes it's directly said to me, sometimes it's to my Dad, in front of me. Examples: "I'm the best thing that ever happened to you", "you love my sense of humor", "I've got great legs, don't I", "how could you ever function without me?", "everyone loves my Southern charm", "I don't make mistakes", etc. etc. etc.
So how does an innocent bystander deal with this sort of ear torture?