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Stay silent

As you start listening, Just stay silent, as you are in a position of understanding another person’s situation/feelings.

  • What background were they in?
  • What actually happened in their experiences?

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Pay Attention

The most significant feature is to be attentive and engaged with the speaker and the whole conversation.

Subtle body language, such as nodding, making eye contact and leaning forward create a difference to someone who’s sharing their feelings.

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Be reflective

The act of listening does not necessarily equal hearing.

It includes interpreting the speaker’s messages.

A useful way is to keep track of the conversation is by repeating and clarifying what the speaker has said.

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Be cautious with personal experiences

Being empathetic in conversations is another key to become a good listener.

However, there might be cases that the speaker is sharing the same experiences you had before. You might somehow overcome it, but the speaker hasn’t.

You may use your own experiences to show your relation to ...

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Refrain from solutions

Most of the time, speakers only want to let their emotions out in front of a listener, but they are not asking for solutions from the listener.

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Ask correctly

When people are sharing their situations with you, it is crucial to show your concern in the right way.

Questions with “Why” may make the respondent feel forced to come up with an explanation when they perhaps may not have one.

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Show your support

Speakers tell you their events because they trust you.

If speakers see you as listeners, you can appreciate their trust and courage by showing them support through conversations.

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Develop perspective taking

  • Put aside your feelings so that you can concentrate only on the other person’s perspective.
  • Use open ended questions that can help you draw out the interests and motivation that the person may not be verbalizing.
  • Be clear about your own position and the weaknesses it has.

Types of empathy

Types of empathy

There are different types of empathy that a person may experience:

  • Affective empathy involves the ability to understand another person's emotions and respond appropriately. Such emotional understanding may lead to someone feeling concerned for another ...

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