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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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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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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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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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Being an INFJ... " Every soul has to taste death' one day, so be kind to everyone, even when he's your enemy "

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