To go straight away from the main subject. The person with this problem is unable to do proper verbal communication due to his inability to discuss actual subject matter while speaking.

TANGENTIAL SPEECH: "Tangential speech is a result of disturbed and disorganized thoughts."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TANGENTIAL SPEECH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tangential-speech/ (accessed September 18, 2021).