How many of you listen when someone is talking to you?

@Hannihar (13093)
December 6, 2017 4:47am CST
If the person goes on and on about something and I lost interest I tune them out and pretend that I am listening. There are those that really have something to say of interest and those that just go on and on and never end. Have you met people that go on and on and you pretend that you are listening to them and you really aren't?
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• Philippines
6 Dec
I always pay attention when someone is talking. But, If I have lost an interest to what he/she taking about that doesn't make any sense. I'll make an excuses to end up the conversation and not to pretend that i'm still listening.
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@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
Moonlight98, that is wise to do.
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• Philippines
7 Dec
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@Kandae11 (27250)
6 Dec
Like @RasmaSandra - I would say, it would depend on what the person is saying.
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@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
Makes lots of sense Kandase.
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@RasmaSandra (13425)
• Riga, Latvia
6 Dec
I was about to say that it depends on what they are saying.
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@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
Sandra, I agree with you.
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@Shavkat (47421)
• Philippines
6 Dec
I met people like this a couple of times. I am quite frank and excuse myself politely because I cannot endure listening to them.
@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
Shavkat, very good idea.
@Shavkat (47421)
• Philippines
7 Dec
@Hannihar It is better to be productive than wasting my time dealing with these people.
@Hannihar (13093)
7 Dec
@Shavkat You are very right Shavkat.
@shivamani10 (10812)
• Hyderabad, India
6 Dec
If the other is saying something boring on and on...I just try to divert him and drag him into a new topic.
@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
s. sivasubahmanyam, that sounds like a great idea.
@shivamani10 (10812)
• Hyderabad, India
6 Dec
@Hannihar Otherwise they go on hammering us.
@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
@shivamani10 So so true s sivasubrahmanyam.
@kiran8 (15289)
• Mangalore, India
6 Dec
Actually there are more people who talk non stop than those who speak less but more sense. I do the same , just let my mind wander while keeping a smile on , pretending to listen to their one sided talk..
@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
kiran8, I could just picture you doing that.
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@kiran8 (15289)
• Mangalore, India
6 Dec
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
If you don't listen you can get caught out when they suddenly ask you a question.
@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
So so true Judy.
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@maezee (27886)
• United States
6 Dec
If someone is just going on and on I tend to tune them out for a little bit. Haha. That sounds mean but sometimes you have to.
@Hannihar (13093)
6 Dec
It is honest and true if they go on and on maezee.