talker or LISTENER???

United States
May 22, 2007 3:57pm CST
If u had just 1 choice, which would u rather have? A person who TALKS most the time (95-99%), but RARELY listens (1-5%)...OR A person who LISTENS MOST the time, but RARELY TALKS??? Of course, IDEALLY, most of us would probably want a BALANCE! But, I wanna know who u'd choose in an EXTREME case! So, which is MORE important 2 u, and WHY? And, which 1 are U MORE of? Do u want someone JUST LIKE U, or your OPPOSITE?
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6 responses
@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I would rather someont listen all the time, as I have already dealt with someone who talks all the time and I wish he would listen to just one thing I say!!!
• United States
6 Jun 07
I feel u, stacyv81! I'm usually the 1 doing most of the listening myself! While I don't mind it, and I learn alot, it's still nice 2 be listened 2 sometimes! Thanks 4 responding!
@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
6 Jun 07
yes, While I dont mind listening to someone, I do expect the same respect! =)
@msjigga (866)
• United States
3 Jun 07
If I can't have balance then I would much rather have a good listener than a talker. I like someone who listens to me, and silence is golden. I am a listener. My mom always told me to be quick to listen slow to speak.
• United States
3 Jun 07
Your mom is very WISE, msjigga! I agree. I'm the 1 usually doing MOST of the listening with people, but it sure is nice 2 be listened 2! But, the more I LISTEN, the more I LEARN! Silence IS really "golden"!
@Mwanza1 (345)
• Kenya
31 May 07
The good thing about the guys who talk is that it's easy to learn and know whats in their heart and mind.But i would prefer someone who Listen more. I remind myself eveyday nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So am going to learn and this i'll do by litening. Hence a listener when he/she talks sats things that are more productive.
• United States
31 May 07
I agree, Mwanza1. We learn MORE by LISTENING! Thanks 4 your response.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 May 07
I would like to have someone that listens. And doesn't talk alot. I seem to have the personality where people are drawn to me so they can dump all their crap on me but seldom do they have the time to listen. It would be really special to have a listener!
• United States
23 May 07
U sound JUST LIKE ME, jillhill! I've ALWAYS had an ENERGY about me, that draws "dumpers" as well! I don't ALWAYS mind it, because I DO have counseling "blood" in me, so I ENJOY helping people understand things, but the "counselor" also NEEDS counseling sometimes 2! I'm always doing my best 2 understand people, and THEIR point of view. But, it WOULD be nice 2 BE heard and BE UNDERSTOOD, 4 a change! So, I feel u!
• United States
22 May 07
A funny question! I remembered when I went to school ,my teacher had ever told us .Why people have two ears and one mouth? why people have one ear and two mouths?I think maybe this is the answer!LOL
• United States
23 May 07
Interesting point! I agree. We have more EARS 4 a REASON!
@Coolgeth (1215)
• India
22 May 07
I choose to listen more..If we listen only we can talk more..With out knowing anything we can talk..So listening skills is important and i have it more than i talk.
• United States
22 May 07
Yeah, I'm more of a listener myself!