My Listening Quotient
Everyone has some poor listening habits and different reasons behind these habits. Some people are better listeners than others but everyone fall into at least one or two criteria.
For this essay I read off to my mom all the different faulty listening behaviors and reasons for poor listening. I asked her after how she felt about all of what I had read to her and which behaviors she thought applied to me. She told me that I was a very good listener but she did mention a few things that she thought did in fact apply to me.
For faulty listening Behaviors she told me that she felt I fell in to two criteria. The first was Pseudolistening. Pseudolistening is an imitation of actually listening. Pseudo Listeners tend to give the appearance of listening, nodding, occasionally adding a comment, smile and appear interested but really are just putting on a mask and not actually paying much attention to what the speaker is saying. My mom told me that sometime I tend to give this impression at times. The other faulty listening behavior she mentioned was insulated listening. Insulated listening, rather that looking for specific details, tend to avoid certain topics for whatever reason, shoving the subject off or simply not listening to it or acknowledging it. I do believe what my mom told me, I realize that sometimes I do do that and I will catch myself sometimes.
For the reasons that I may come across with poor listening she told me I fell into a couple of criteria. The first was physical Noise. Physical noise includes being distracted by things like music, or other people talking and so on. It could also include being tired or uncomfortable which she told me was what she believed affected me. The other reason is hearing problems. Hearing problems is pretty self explanatory, it means literally not picking up certain things said because it actually was not heard. She said also a reason she thought I didn’t listen sometimes...