Related to not interrupting and not explaining anything is not negating someone.
During an interview, you’re trying to build an environment of safety, of trust, of comfort. They should feel like they can be open and honest with you without fear of judgement.
You are a sponge who is there to absorb whatever it is they have to say.
(And afterwards, you can apply the judgement and discernment skills that have probably served you well professionally.)
An important piece of creating that environment is not negating them in any way.
Remember the improv example?
If one improv actor puts on a cowboy hat and says they’re an astronaut, the other person can’t tell them they aren’t.
The whole scene would break down.
This probably sounds simple as you read this, so I encourage you to notice this in your next conversation.
How often do you say “Well, but,” or “Yes, but,” or “Well actually…” or “No,” or “What you’re missing is…”?
Just notice. Take mental notes when you feel the urge to say something.
Slowly, you’ll start to notice when you’re doing this, and that will make it easier to scrub this out of your speech during interviews.