Socializing with people, particularly within the context of a face-to-face conversation is healthy. Friendships are formed and bonds are strengthened between people in this manner. However, even a simple chat can become an unhealthy habit if taken too far. I once knew a sales representative who was incredibly friendly and would chat for hours whenever he would visit me. We would discuss just about any subject matter: the weather, business, politics, motor cars, holiday destinations and even family issues. After a while I noticed that this fellow didn't have a large order book and his clientele base was rather thin. This actually didn't surprise me. Since he enjoyed chatting away and spending considerable amount of time discussing all these issues, he didn't pursue other clients. It seems like he was so addicted to chatting that it was hurting his own livelihood. Do you anyone with this habit, and are they in a similar line of work?