which do you love more ..talking or listening?

India
December 19, 2010 12:57am CST
We generally come across two types of people...those who love talking and they talk nonstop without giving any chance to others to talk.Similarly there are people who always prefer to listen and if they were to respond or talk they simply smile.Those who are very talkative some times utter some words which may hurt the other person.Likewise those who do not talk are likely to create an impression that they do not agree with the other person by keeping mum.So both type of people are not always welcome or they are disliked in certain situations by others.In which category do you fall?Some are neither very talkative nor always mum.But I prefer to be talking type rathan than mum type, yet sometimes I talk more and I cannot help it....
8 responses
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
19 Dec 10
I am a very very good listener and limited talking person. talking too much is not so good for us. Because there are chances to leek out our secrets without our knowledge. And talking too much is not good for others also. there is a bible sayings: There can't be no sin in a long talk. That means there can be sins in a long talks. there are chances that we can hurt others feelings by our talk. So limited talk is always better.
20 Dec 10
I totally agree with you, too much talking can hurt somone and also people get irritate when they gat no chance to talk so its better to bahave normally, listening is also as important as talking.
@sophia18 (107)
• China
19 Dec 10
I'm the type that tends to listen all the time.But I don't think I am disliked by people around me.They just think that I'm very quiet.And just because I like listening while don't like talking too much, they are free to talk with me about their troubles without worrying that their secrets may be known by someone else.Even though I can't help them out, I can see that talking make them feel much better.
• India
19 Dec 10
You are one who prefer to be a silent listner.I did not mean that people like you are disliked.It is not so.What I meant was that at times it may happen but not at all times and not to all all people who prefer to be silent. You must have heard the saying which goes as "silence is golden" and "listening is the best human trait".So you are golden and you have the best human trait.May god bless you...
@meuji100 (198)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I like to listen more than to talk more. I might say something that can offend to what the person says. I prefer to just listen and know what's their feelings and emotions about the topic they're talking about.
@meenneixz (668)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I am the one who tends to listen rather than talking. I learn more from listening, each one of us have brilliant ideas and I am willing to listen even to those whom you cant see his/her worth. I believe that they themselves have something to share or a stories worthy to be told. You can hardly see me talking but when I talk its straight and direct to the point. That's why when I am insulted by someone of if I meet someone who is insulting to me, one word of mine may crash his/her heart.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I think some people prefer you talk more due to the reason and the impression of friendliest. For me, I don't have much to say though. So, I rather be the silent type. Through the years of experience with associate with people, I learn to talk more than often. That is called socializing, isn't it?
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I am more of a type who is quiet and likes to listen. But if we are one on one, I will usually make it even. If we are in a group, I won't speak up, usually.
@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
19 Dec 10
In my case it all depends on the person with whom I am talking;if I really enjoy the company of that person and I feel that there is a stong connection between us,then it's very easy for me to talk freely;I can do it for hours.But if I am in the company of a person who doesn't share my interests and has a very different attitude towards life,I don't speak too much or I simply listen and pretend to be interested in what that person says,while my mind is in other places.Anyway,I couldn't talk all day long;to be a good listener may also be an art,so I try to keep a balance between talking and listening.
@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 10
Well I prefer to be always quite and just listen but maybe that is not what I exactly am, because I always end up talking and laughing with people. But most of the time, I always remind myself to be equal in a conversation. Listen and talk, and that is what I always do. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day