Questions tagged [active-listening]

A communication technique used in counseling, training, and conflict resolution. The listener has to concentrate, understand, respond and remember what is being said.

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Is reflective listening appropriate for text messages? Is there a better alternative?

In my experience, trying to practice reflective listening over SMS or other asynchronous messaging platform doesn't work. As a sender, if I send a reflection and we weren't deeply embedded in active ...
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Fidgeting in a polite way

Okay, this sounds really stupid, but let me explain. There have been multiple times in class where I will be fidgeting in one way or another - clicking my pen, spinning the pencil on my desk, tapping ...
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Talking over my family and interrupting them

I have a tendency of talking over my family and interrupting during conversations. It's a bad habit and then I break the other person's concentration and often miss out on what they're going to say. ...
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How can I learn to be a good active listener?

One conversation skill I've heard about is "Active Listening". What does this mean? If people don't think that I'm a good listener, is this something I can develop? What are some specific active ...