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How would you describe someone who doesn't listen well? I don't mean someone who has hearing problems. I mean someone who doesn't finish listening and starts interrupting the conversation.

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@Jeff Atwood - Why was this closed as not constructive? –  manojlds Dec 24 '11 at 5:57
    
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Depending on the exact reason for the listener doing this, you might say that he is impulsive, if he is interrupting because it is the first thing that comes into his head, or that he is impatient, because he can't wait to put his ha'pence worth in, or he might be intolerant, if he wants to suppress or pre-empt any possibility of a dissenting (or concurring) opinion.

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+1 very comprehensive. –  Terry Li Dec 23 '11 at 22:48
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I would call them bad listener.

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Of course, we could have just left OP with his original person who doesn't listen well, but you're right - bad listener is effectively a set phrase. –  FumbleFingers Dec 23 '11 at 22:58
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Without assigning motivation to the act as @Brian Hooper's options do, I'd suggest boorish, uncouth, or simply rude.

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