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The ability to listen

The ability to listen is extremely important in every domain of life, since it is the key to successful communication, and human life is all about communicating. Listening may be considered the most important of all communication skills and it is the only one that is not formally taught, unfortunately.
The ability to listen allows, among others:
  • To accurately receive and interpret utterances,
  • To enhance communication skills,
  • To avoid misunderstandings and resolve issues,
  • To establish and maintain positive human relationships,
  • To show maturity and respect,
  • To achieve personal development,
  • To improve our self-esteem and confidence,
  • To achieve professional development.
Research shows that approximately 70% of our time is dedicated to communication, the majority of which is dedicated to listening.

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As can be seen, communicating and listening play an instrumental role in our lives. As a result, the ability to listen deserves more attention than it typically receives, and is a skill definitely worth developing for numerous reasons.
Would you like to find out what your ability to listen level is? Take the test below to find out.