“Listening skills means to realize that you will never be able to truly step inside another person, to see the world as they see it, until you develop the pure desire, the strength of personal character, and the positive Emotional Bank Account, as well as the empathic listening skills to do it.
The listening skills, the tip of the iceberg, involve four developmental stages.
The first stage of listening skills is to mimic content. This is the listening skill taught in active or reflective listening. You just listen to the words that come out of someone’s mouth and you repeat them.
The second stage of listening skills is to rephrase the content.
The third stage of listening skills is to reflect feeling.
The fourth stage of listening skills is to do both – rephrase the content and reflect the feeling.
What happens when you use fourth stage empathic listening skills is really incredible. For example, watch what happens when a teenage son is talking to his father…
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Noah’s Note: Listening Skills
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