Yeah, some people give those noises to convey "active listening" as you put it (I really like that wording), but you're right that this was not that....he was doing it extremely fast and in a tone that seemed to be trying to rush me.@1cent wrote:
Weird and normal.
I know some people (like me) can be awkward at active listening. My "oh" and "mm hmm" rhythm isn't always smooth. What you described is something else.. I find it's more common in people who try to project confidence. It's dismissive.
When I find someone I know personally doing it, I'll stop my sentence and invite them to tell me what I was going to say. It's not exactly nice on my part, but it does make the point.