Is listening important?

September 24, 2008 7:33am CST
Are you a good listener?? what you think if you listen a person who is angry on you and then respond will make a change rather than you too shouting at the same time??In a communication are you more a listener or a speaker? And do you think listening is equally important in communication???
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@klaudine (3651)
• Indonesia
24 Sep 08
In the real world I am more to a good listener. I listen more and almost never talk. In this virtual world I tried to balance them. I listen, means I read people's comment, and responses, and I read people's discussions, and also talk, means I giving feedback, comment and respond to people's discussion. I think it is good if you can be a good listener. I am studying at communication as my major, and it is said clearly by my professor, that, no one could ever be a good communicator without being a good listener :)
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• India
25 Sep 08
Ya Me too agree to this....m also a good listener...
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• China
27 Sep 08
Many communication experts have stressed the importance of listening,although I understand the reason,it is difficult for me to be a listener.
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@vijigopi (991)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I think I am a good listener, and I also think that listening is very important in communication, because when we don't listen, we actually cannot understand anything, or anyone else's point of view for that matter. Being a good listener is a very important trait for everyone who wants to improve their relationships in this world, be it personal or professional. I always listen before I speak, otherwise I would just be blabbering something instead of giving practical ideas and suggestions to people. I would be wasting their time as well as mine.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I believe that listening is a very important thing in a conversation. I like to communicate my ideas and opinions to people and would like them to listen to me with undivided attention. I just think it is the respectable thing to do and I like to pay attention also. You can sometimes learn a lot from somebody if you just take the time to hear their side. It also shows a sign of maturity when you can be a good sounding board to someone who really just needs an extra ear to listen.