Four distinct listening styles - Deepstash

Four distinct listening styles

  • An analytical listener aims to analyze a problem from a neutral point.
  • relational listener aims to build a connection and understand the emotions underlying message.
  • critical listener aims to judge both the content of the conversation and the reliability of the speaker.
  • task-focused listener shapes a conversation by efficiently passing along important information.

The first step to improving your listening is to develop the ability to shift dynamically between these styles.

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