The emotional “push” referred to earlier might be better described as the person’s motivational or affective drive to communicate. In the case of circumstantial speech, the person may have a strong desire to share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences with others, and this desire provides an emotional “push” that drives the speed and content of their speech.
This emotional drive to communicate can be influenced by a range of factors, such as the person’s level of interest or engagement with the topic, their emotional state at the time of speaking, or their desire to connect with or impress their listener. When the person is in a comfortable and low-stress environment, this emotional “push” may be strong enough to sustain their speech momentum and lead them to a conclusion or point they are trying to make.
However, if the emotional “push” is disrupted or diminished, for example, by a distracting or stressful environment or a loss of interest in the topic, the person may struggle to maintain their momentum and their speech may become disjointed or scattered. In this way, the emotional drive to communicate can be a powerful force that influences speech behavior and can help us understand why some people may struggle with speech regulation and organization in certain contexts.