I have a colleague at work who when speaking will keep talking without taking a breath AT ALL. I recorded our last call and checked the time he was talking vs. the time I was talking. He was talking 96% of the time.
That does not matter. What matters is that he never stops and listen. In a normal conversation one party talks, then there is some silence, then the other party talks. Sometimes one party can talk more than the other but I understand still the silent party has a chance to say something if required.
Now with him it's not possible. He keeps talking. If I try to talk or abruptly interrupt him, there is no difference. He keeps talking exactly the same to the point of not making any difference if I am there or not.
I realised this is not something specific to me. He is like that with everyone. An example: Once we had a call when he was heading to the airport. I head how the taxi driver talked to him and he just talked: "just go" "go to the airport" without even wondering what the driver was saying AT ALL.
Is there any way to make this kind of people at least communicate verbally in a fashion that I can also talk?