I had the 2.5 and 5-speed in my last YJ. They don't "just do that". It could be low on fluid. The shifter could be hitting on the tub due to the lift thus interfering with normal operation. There are several things that could cause that issue, but rest assured, it's not "a Jeep thing".
1996 White ZJ
1987 Maroon YJ (sideways build)
1996 Forest Green XJ
The "sideways" build thread:
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