Listen to hear vs Listen to reply

At work or home, do you even get the feeling the other person(s) in the conversation are only giving you time to speak so they can reply? That time where you can give a meaningful contribution to the conversation is just a pause for the other person(s) for them to think about their next move? When they do reply they give no indication they’ve heard anything you’ve said and continued on their own merry way, their own line of thinking, or their own monologue.

Listen to hear vs. Listen to reply.

Listening to hear what someone else is saying, to understand what they’re saying, is an important skill, and one often overlooked in the sometimes fast or busy lives we have – “there’s no time to consider someone else’s views or thoughts, I will get this done my way.”

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