How do you know you are a good listener??

United States
February 5, 2009 1:48pm CST
List characteristics of a good listener...
8 responses
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
6 Feb 09
pay attention carefully. earnestly interested in whatever the other person is saying. provide helpful advice to help the person. comfort the distressed person.
• United States
6 Feb 09
easy! 1. look at them straight in the eye when they talk 2. when they say something you respond when they finish yes with a period!!!! 3. understand everything they say 4. look interested 5. dont fall asleep! and a number1 trait is being quiet most quiet ppl listen a lot the less they talk the more they listen
@vrajase (17)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I actually took a seminar on how to be a good listener about 5 years ago, this is what I remember.... give eye contact pay attention to what the person is saying give cues that you are listening; oh, nod your head, I see... don't keep your arms crossed when responding include something that they said Like most people said, give that person your undivided attention and do not interrupt. Let them finish before you speak and don'y let your mind wander.
@jbosari (155)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Your eyes are looking into the other person and your lips are not moving!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
5 Feb 09
You just need to hear and pay attention with your heart.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
5 Feb 09
One important part of listening is asking questions (without interrupting, of course). If someone really cares about what you're saying then they want to get the full scope of the situation so they have a better chance of understanding you and giving relevant advice. There's a lot more to listening than sitting quietly and nodding in the right places, you have to actually care about what the person is saying.
@maezee (33362)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Selfless, patient, caring, and not judgemental.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Look them in the eyes, pay attention, listen with your heart, watch their body language. And only respond to questions asked not ones you think should be asked.