Everybody’s Talking (I)
Seems like no-one’s really listening any more nowadays – but there are four kinds of Listener.
We listen in each of these four styles – but we are predominantly, instinctively and personality-wise one more than the other three. Which one are you?
- People Oriented: Interested in the speaker, how they think, who they are.
- Action / Task Oriented: Primarily interested in what the speaker wants to be done.
- Content Focused: The facts, the information, the evidence, the message.
- Fast: Quick, short attention span, “I got it”.