Lately I've caught myself practicing "me too egotism."
I will be listening to someone else relating an experience, and instead of offering sympathy or praise, or even just simply listen, I will find some way to interject a somehow related experience I had. Even into conversations I was not originally part of.
I do it not to show the person he/she is not alone. I do it not to offer comfort. I do it not to draw the other person out more.
I do it to draw attention to myself.
And too often the other person's moment is overshadowed.
I need to be more concerned about the other person's feelings and needs. I need to practice the arts of humility and silence more.
Pax et bonum