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How good a listener are you?

1. Since you think about four times faster than a person usually talks, do you use this time to think about other things while you’re keeping track of the conversation?

2. Do you listen primarily for facts rather than ideas when someone is speaking?

3. Do you avoid listening to things you feel will be too difficult to understand?

4. Can you tell from a person’s appearance and delivery that there won’t be anything worthwhile aid?

5. When someone is talking to you do you appear to be paying attention when you’re not?

6. Do certain words and phrases prejudice you so you cannot listen objectively?

7. When listening are you distracted by outside sights and sounds?

Leadership, Vol. 1, #4, p. 99