Why Won’t They Understand? Here are 10 Reasons.

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Why won’t they understand?  Why don’t they get it?  Why can’t they just listen to me? When was the last time you were seeking helpful advice, affirmation, empathy, or help but received anything except that?  I know people who are afflicted with physical but not obvious ailments who have encountered unsolicited advice, condemnation, or no …

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Real Listening Is…

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When I hijack a conversation by talking at you, I’m fulfilling my needs without considering yours. Real listening, in contrast, requires me to attune to your feelings, let you have your say, and allow the conversation to follow a course we mutually determine. Two-way listening makes a dialogue reciprocal, with each person adjusting what they …

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What is Your Listening Style?

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What is your preferred style of listening? Barker and Watson have done extensive research and produced good materials to assess your listening style and to help you enhance your listening abilities. One of the many tools they provide is this self-evaluation to help you determine what listening style you have.  This assessment is taken from …

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