Obviously, during your first year of going through live interviews there are a lot of things you might overthink. One thing I personally noticed is that I felt pressured to stare my interviewer directly in the eyes the entire time and ask them more questions than I was asked. I did alright during interview season, but I'm also wondering if it is seen unfavorably to take a somewhat competitive approach to interviews. I try to be myself, which involves cutting people off during dumb questions or boring stories.
Is this considered a dickhead move or is it something interviewers respect? So I'm interested to hear what the collective genius of WSO thinks matters more in interviews - having balls and being yourself, versus being polite and attempting flattery?