I know my role well: uh huh. Oh really? Oh that’s interesting. Wow, I didn’t know that. Huh, fascinating! etc.
Yeah, I can tolerate it only in small doses. When I get a person who hangs on to me who is a tale teller, I eventually find ways to change my schedule to avoid them.
Yeah I follow similar approach. Let the domineering folks domineer. Makes them happy. Me? I don’t like spotlight. I like my moments, but generally prefer an environment of more-or-less equals.