Do You really Listen to People?

Listening! - Active Listening& empathy are real arts!
India
March 23, 2009 9:57am CST
Hi, Are you an active listener?when people approach U with their problem,do you really lend Ur ears?Or,U pretend to Listen?Are you a good Empathiser or only passive Listener? I'll be interested in your real life-examples.Let's introspect.... =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
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5 responses
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
24 Mar 09
Hi, forslahiri! Yes, I am a active listener. I take the time listen to others peoples problems. Even if I get bored, I will still listen and give them my undivided attention. I like to listen to other people talk about their situations, issues and problems. I feel good when I can help someone out. I also am glad to offer true advice. I am also glad to tell them about how God will bless them as they are going through too!
• India
24 Mar 09
Hi, GREAT... & Thanks (from core of my Heart),for Ur resp[onse!
@grace24 (1050)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Yes, i am an active listener. I want to listen to their problems. I give them some advise about their problem whenever they approach me.
• India
24 Mar 09
Hi, Thanks & god Bless!
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
23 Mar 09
I really want to hear and share the others' problems if I'm in a good mood. When I'm happy, I feel free listening anything, trying to make people around me happy also. But when I've got my own difficulties, it's more subtle. I have to consider carefully if the other's problems are more important, more urgent than the mines.
• India
24 Mar 09
Hi, Ur frankness I adore. Yes,balancing priorities sometimes become troublesome. Yet We try... Thanks!
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
23 Mar 09
I genuinely attend and listen to any one comes to me with some problemd ! I firmly believe that the particular person approaching is really in trouble and he has come to me to seek some help from me! So it becomes my moral responsibility to listen him carefully and to help him in every possibly thatI can do! For that matter you can't be a good speaker or narrator unless you are not a good listener! By listening you gain a lot of experience of other people and the world wide knowledge too! My grand Father always used to say that God has given two ears and one mouth so that wecan listen more and talk less! I firmly believe in his saying and I always try to be a good listener! I have practiced to be good listener since the time I was in College! In professional colleges you need to be very careful and attentive to your lecturers and professors or other wise it becomes very difficult for one to understand he subject. Thus I learnt to concentrate and pay attention to the lecure from there only and this has helped me lot in my day today life too! So in conclusion I am asincere listener and never pretend ! Thanks for initiating such a nice topic of discussion!
• India
24 Mar 09
Hi, Sir,thank you also for Ur statements,step-by-step. U r wise,which is eveident from Ur confidence & straight forwardness! Thanks again,for Ur response. =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@myhllim (272)
• Malaysia
23 Mar 09
I would really listen to people when they approach me. To me, this is a kind of respect. If I couldn't pay attention, I would tell them out front and politely ask them to come back later.
• India
24 Mar 09
Hi, Thanks. I also respect Ur view-point. People approach us with lot of expectations,to discourage/ignore is insincerity. Thanks,for responding!