I listen, but I'll admit it's hard not to interrupt. Terrible habit, but I've worked on being a better listener. Sometimes that's all someone needs. They don't need to hear about your similar or ongoing woes....
Many people listen with an agenda, not with empathy. They are busy calculating what their response is going to be, not what you said.
Oh, I'll totally liste, dude, this one time at band camp. Oh go on, you were sayi Oh, Oh, lets go to the, I mean go on. I do what I want. LOL, No honestly I'll listen first. Especially if they need to get it all out. Usually I'll even wait for them to ask what I think before putting my 2 cents in.
Listen. Sometimes I never speak lol
Neither; I just speak
All in good time.
Both. A conversation should be bi-directional.