Listening Essay

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Listening: Chapter 4 Week 4 Assignment By: Eric Voss EDIT: Test yourself: How do you listen? 1. 2 2. 3 3. 2 4. 3 5. 4 6. 3 7. 3 8. 4 EDIT: I would agree, because none of my responses was inappropriate. I feel that the book is correct when stating, “always” and “never” should never be used. Another opinion I believe in is that people frequently, sometimes, and seldom listen. However, I find it hard not to listen or always, completely listen. Empathic Listening is where you as a listener fully understand the persons message while feeling the particular emotions of the message, feeling what they feel. Objective listening is where you as the listener are more open minded, seeing beyond what others do, measuring it to some degree the meaning of the message and feelings. However, it is difficult to be completely open minded because each of us are strongly biased upon what we have been taught about words or symbols from parents, teachers, and our peers. Examples: Empathic. Someone might say, “My dog was hit by a car this morning.” Me, “I’m so sorry, would you like to talk about it?” Objective. “Christmas is right around the corner! Me, Christmas is still 104 days away…? Non-judgmental listening is where you should listen and understand the message with out judgments. Being open minded, avoid distorting messages, and avoid filtering out unpleasant or undesirable messages. Critical listening is where you still keep that open mind to help understand the message. Also it helps dig into it more analyzing and evaluating the message. Examples: Non-judgmental. After a conversation for 60 seconds without talking, the speaker notices your silence and ask if everything is ok, simply say, “I’m just trying to pay attention to what you are saying.” Critical Listening: There is an upcoming election and you need to decide

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