are you a listening friend?

@EdnaReyes (2628)
Philippines
September 21, 2010 11:16pm CST
A friend of mine told me the other day that she liked me as a friend because I'm always listening to her woes and never get tired of her complaining about her husband. I took it as a compliment. How about you,are you a listening friend,too?
8 responses
• United States
23 Sep 10
Yes, I am a good listener.. I love to help my friends out and try to give them advice when appropriate. A lot of my friends go to me when they need to vent, talk which is nice seeing that I am a reliable and good listener :)
@Peykat (119)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
I'm always been a listener in any of friends, they usually told me their problem because they say that I'm quite when they are talking and I talk whenever it is needed. Sometimes they seek me out so that I will hear them out, and then they will feel much better. I also became a bridge to other lovers because of listening to their complains and then giving them suggestion to fixed their problem, and you the best part of being a good listener is after they thank you and you know you did something good to your friends.
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
I'm a good listener especially to my friend. I always have time to listen to their happy moments and even their problems. I am the type of guy that always listen but never tell the others what I have discovered.
• United States
22 Sep 10
I am an excellent listener as I suppose I really listen and study the person behavior, it gives me a sort of sense of how I can help, how I can change certain aspects of my life and or how I can become a better person. I do however have a certain friend who whines and whines about the same thing over and over and years have passed and she is still whinnying about the same things. I try to be an excellent listener to her, however it seems that she really likes the attention as no matter what you say and or tell her she is still in the same boat and this has gone on for whoa 9 years.
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
Most of my friends are telling me that they like me because I listened to them. Well, I am more of a listener. But sometimes listening too much to their woes, and their problems would create negative impact in your life. How you perceived life would be affected with the negative comments you're hearing from them. Unconsciously, it would create fear and doubts in you. Thats what I experienced. Now, I chose to be with happy people, I chose to listen with happy thoughts. And so we are all happy. :)
@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
22 Sep 10
Yes I do. Many friends of mine often do brain storming and I will listen to their stories or problems. Being a good listener will help them release their inner burden. Sometimes though, there are personal or private matter that they will force me listen to it. If in that case, then I will only keep silent and answer yes or no, because I just want to be a listener and do not want to involve into their problem.
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
yes of course i listen as much as i can...and i'd take it as a compliment if smoebody ever tells me that i'm a good listener, but we all have our limits sometimes we get tired of hearing the same thing again and again, especially when we give advice (which they asked for) but they never follow anyway...... but you know what, i think i would never get tired of listening to the same story again and again IF that person shows the same attention to me when it's my turn who needs a listening ear.
@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
22 Sep 10
listen to grievances of a friend indeed an act of commendable because it can strengthen friendships perjalinan. But if too often listen to whining, you should avoid, because it fears will be its impact to yourselves