<![CDATA[CMHS -<br />School Within a School - Seek first to understand, then to be understood]]>Sat, 02 Jan 2016 18:42:44 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[What kind of LISTENER are YOU??]]>Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:38:00 GMThttp://cm-sws.weebly.com/seek-first-to-understand-then-to-be-understood/what-kind-of-listener-are-youPicture
  • Spacing Out
When someone is talking to us but we ignore him because our mind is wandering off in another galaxy.
  • Pretend Listening
We still aren’t paying much attention to the other person, but at least we pretend we are by making insightful comments. 

  • Selective Listening
When we pay attention only to the part of the conversation that interests us. 

  • Word Listening
When we actually pay attention to what someone is saying, but we listen only to the words, not to the body language, the feelings or the true meaning behind the words. 

  • Self -Centered Listening
When we see everything only from our own point of view.

  • Genuine Listening
First, listen with your eyes, heart, and ears.