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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:20 pm 
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What makes a good listener?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:34 pm 
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What makes a good listener?

Someone who focuses more on what who they're listening to has to say than on what they, themselves, have to say.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Precisely dear lady. may I be so bold as to add - one who can put asi9de their paradigms?

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Is there such a thing as "active listening"? How can I know that one is a good listener?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Perhaps "active listening" is when the hearer takes the trouble to understand and interpret what is actually meant behind the words being said.

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good listener: someone who doesn't prepare for a counterattack- actually Anajo and DSW left us nothing to say.

best listener: she who understands.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Ok. Second question:

Bill and I are having a conversation, but we have two different opinions. We mentioned that a good listener does not simply wait to talk. Rather, he intakes everything being said. But, how do I intake everything Bill says without bias?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:48 am 
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Depends on importance of difference and strength of bias.

If you already know you may disagree, before you start your conversation try to think of common ground on which you may agree and be prepared to start out from there.

If your difference just arises in the conversation give yourself time to review what has been said before you reply and see if your bias is truly justified.

Easy to suggest, hard to follow!

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One can listen and respect anothers opinion even whyere it contradicts one's own.

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gumtree wrote:
Easy to suggest, hard to follow!


True. Easier said than done.

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A good listener asks questions after you talk and then it's your time and turn to listen when he talks.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:22 am 
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Hmm I dont know if always puttig the childs needs first makes you a good mum. If you never put yourself first how can you be happy and how can you be the best mum you can be? I think its about balance.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:34 am 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantine

Fantine was a good mother.

So was Mother Theresa.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Theresa


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 3:16 pm 
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The fanatic, fraudulent Mother Teresa:
http://www.slate.com/id/2090083/

The Dark Side of Mother Teresa:
http://dangerousintersection.org/2008/0 ... er-teresa/

The squalid truth behind the legacy of Mother Teresa:
http://www.newstatesman.com/200508220019

The Case Against Mother Teresa:
http://kingofmemphis.blogspot.com/2009/ ... saint.html

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Per the Wikipedia link:

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She has been praised by many individuals, governments and organizations; however, she has also faced a diverse range of criticism. These include objections by various individuals and groups, including Christopher Hitchens, Michael Parenti, Aroup Chatterjee, Vishva Hindu Parishad, against the proselytizing focus of her work including a strong stance against contraception and abortion, a belief in the spiritual goodness of poverty and alleged baptisms of the dying

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