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Listening Stumbling Blocks (Lucy West)

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Which of the following stumbling blocks have tripped up your capacity to listen well to others?

Me Too: Having the tendency to identify with what the speaker is saying, sometimes injecting an anecdote, turning the spotlight on oneself, and maybe not hearing what is actually being said.

Distracter: Having the tendency to change the subject or put down an idea before it is even fully expressed.

Judger: Having the tendency to listen with a critical ear and prejudge the merit of an idea, perhaps dismissing it prematurely.

Preparer: The tendency to rehearse what you want to say in response before the speaker has completed their thought and losing sight of the speaker’s full message.

Nitpicker: Having the tendency to look for something to disagree with; pushback at; challenge or argue about often coming from the need to be precise and/or right.

Fortune Teller: Having the tendency to think you know what someone is going to say before they say it and responding from that assumption.

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