Are you a good listeners?

@insulin (2483)
Philippines
November 21, 2010 2:18pm CST
If someone is talking,do you really listen or not?I know some of my friends thats not really good in listening and sometimes forget whats the discussion all about. My fiancee is also no good listener,I still need to repeat what I'm saying for at least 3 times as his not focus all the time..Grrrr.So are you a good listener?
7 responses
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
21 Nov 10
I think that I'm a good listener. I can listen to peoples stories without interrupting them for a long time. Many people need to share something and sometimes it's interesting to listen. But I notice that more and more people are focused on their own stories and don't want to listen to others.
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
That's true and I agree with you that most people really don't listen that much and just want to talk about their own life again and again.
21 Nov 10
I'd like to think that I am a good listener but I have to admit, I am a bit absent minded. So sometimes, especially when I'm in a lesson, I tend to think about various things concerning me and then I start to go off in a tangeant I don't pay any attention about what's happeing around me. So many times during lessons, I have to ask my friend "So... What do we have to do?". This has also happened a few times when I was supposed to be listening to my friend but I concentrate a lot more with them. Hopefully I will get better at focusing more =D
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Hahaha I know what you mean,I sometimes act like this when I really do have serious problem then my thinking is flying away but my friends will obviously noticed that I'm not listening and sometimes its bad as the next time,they will tell I'm no good listeners.
• Indonesia
22 Nov 10
Basically, i am a good listener, because i like to learn from everyone's experience. But when im doing something so that i have to concentrate, i turn 180 degrees into a fully deaf person who even cant hear a single word to a person who talks to me. :(
@hushi22 (4940)
22 Nov 10
sometimes i am. that's if i am interested into something, but if not i am not.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
22 Nov 10
I think I am. Many of my friends told me their stories. But with me being a good listener, I caught something between the lines that made me feeling bad about a person: like: Oh, how snob he is, oh a kid, oh selfish, oh uneducated, oh she thinks she is good?, etc.
@Hatley (164465)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Nov 10
hi insulin yes I am now thanks to my son who really startled me one'day. I was balancing my check book when he started to tell me something and I was not really completely listening as I was thinking about addition and subtraction instead. He grabbed my checkbook and said,you never listen . put that down and listen to me as this is important. So I did just that and recognized that I really was not a good listener at all. So I began a big change and stopped whatever I was doing to really listen. it has made a big difference in how well I get along with other people.
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
22 Nov 10
When I am meeting new people, i have a hark time keeping up with the conversation. My mind is racing, trying to think of something to say. I try to listen, but the over thinking gets in the way at times.