Listening Quiz

Circle a number from 1 to 10 for each of these questions with 1 being a

low score (rarely) and 10 being a high score (usually).

Communication skills

How often do you….

Get distracted by inner thoughts that have nothing to do with what the other person is saying?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Stop listening because you’re planning on what you’re going to say next?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Start labeling or classifying the person according to what you’ve heard so far?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Listen according to the filter you already have, your past knowledge of this person?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Interrupt others?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Finish people’s sentences or thoughts?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Move or sit in ways that interfere with eye contact?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Show your impatience or desire to get back to your own thing when someone is talking?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Fail to note or match/reflect body language?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Get distracted by things or people in the environment when people are talking?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Apply labels such as: “Well, he’s a man so…” or “She’s a single mother so…?”

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Diagnose the person’s problem quickly and prescribe or preach a solution?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Dismiss the other person’s feelings as irrelevant, silly or trivialize them in some way? Perhaps even denigrate the person for how they feel as in “That’s stupid or crazy or senseless or unrealistic….”

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Offer empty clichés when you don’t know what to say such as: “What’s meant to be will be?” or empty reassurances such as, “Oh, it won’t come to that, tomorrow things will look more upbeat?”

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Collude when you should challenge like agreeing that “Yes, it does seem that women are unpredictable/men are too impatient etc.?”

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Take the conversation on a tangent because of your own thoughts?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

Make the conversation about you rather than the other person’s concerns?

1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10

70 is the highest score and the worst one. The lower your score, the better your listening skills are. Active listening is the key to good communication.

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