7 COMMUNICATION BLOCKS THAT EFFECT LISTENING
Which one are you?
I've starred the ones I am working on myself. (Dang I got a lot to work on!)
Listening truly does take patience, and humility. Not trying to always solve the problem, but being empathetic and silencing your mind. Just knowing which ones I struggle with has been a big help. So when the next conversation pops up, I can be aware of what I am tempted to do and either do the opposite or stop what I am most prone to do.
*1.) Mind Reading - Trying to know what the other is saying
*2.) Rehearsing - Listening to your own thoughts and thinking how you'll respond.
*3.) Filtering - Only hearing what you want and blocking out any negative, unimportant, unrelative, or uncomfortable things.
*4.) Day Dreaming - Spacing out, fantasizing
*5.) Advising - "I would do it differently..." "Here's how I would do it..."
6.) Judging - Analyzing and thinking they are wrong
7.) Condescending - One upping others. Responding with a similar or better story. "Oh yea I've done that before..."