9 benefits of being a good listener
"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something."
- Wilson Mizner
Active listening means quieting your mind and offering your complete attention to the person who is speaking. Too many people half-listen, consider how to relate their own experiences, and compose what they will say next while anxiously waiting for their opportunity to talk.
People love to be heard and people like people who are good listeners. When someone really listens to us we feel valued and important, and since having someone actively and completely listen to us is rare, we are likely to notice and think fondly of a person who actually listens.
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