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Top 21 Listening Ear Quotes

Listening Ear Quotes

This post contains some of the best listening ear quotes.

Listening Ear Quotes

1. “Connectedness is necessarily a two-way street, each partner in the conversation listening and latching on to what the other said.” – Kate Murphy

2. “But it’s important to emphasize that hearing is not the same as listening, but rather its forerunner. Hearing is passive. Listening is active.” – Kate Murphy

3. “But what does it mean to really listen to someone? Interestingly, people can more readily describe what makes someone a bad listener than what makes someone a good listener.” – Kate Murphy

4. “Complaining is something we all do despite our best efforts to quit the so-called bad habit. This is because it is one of the main ways that we bond with others and create emotional connection. It’s an effective way to share how you feel, connect, and evoke empathy in the listener.” – Whitney Goodman

5. “Each person has their own threshold for complaining. You may notice that you can empathize or listen to someone up to a certain point, but when you’re done, you’re done.” – Whitney Goodman

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6. “Evolution gave us eyelids so we can close our eyes but no corresponding structure to close off our ears. It suggests listening is essential to our survival.” – Kate Murphy

7. “For sure, listeners take on more risk by making themselves available when they don’t know what they will hear, but the greater risk is remaining aloof and oblivious to the people and the world around you.” – Kate Murphy

8. “Genuine empathy requires that we listen, understand, and feel what is happening so that we can create a targeted solution.” – Whitney Goodman

9. “If you want to be an effective support person, you have to develop excellent listening skills.” – Whitney Goodman

10. “It is only by listening that we engage, understand, connect, empathize, and develop as human beings.” – Kate Murphy

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11. “It’s subtle, but profound. And it’s what listening is all about. Everybody has something going on in their heads, whether it’s your child, your romantic partner, your coworker, a client, or whoever. To listen well is to figure out what’s on someone’s mind and demonstrate that you care enough to want to know. It’s what we all crave; to be understood as a person with thoughts, emotions, and intentions that are unique and valuable and deserving of attention.” – Kate Murphy

12. “It’s the measurable moment when, by listening, you connect with someone.” – Kate Murphy

13. “Listening for things you have in common and gradually building rapport is the way to engage with anyone.” – Kate Murphy

14. “Listening helps you understand yourself as much as those speaking to you.” – Kate Murphy

15. “Listening is about the experience of being experienced. It’s when someone takes an interest in who you are and what you are doing.” – Kate Murphy

16. “Listening is something you do or don’t do every day.” – Kate Murphy

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17. “Listening requires, more than anything, curiosity.” – Kate Murphy

18. “None of us are good listeners all the time. It’s human nature to get distracted by what’s going on in your own head. Listening takes effort. Like reading, you might choose to go over some things carefully while skimming others, depending on the situation. But the ability to listen carefully, like the ability to read carefully, degrades if you don’t do it often enough.” – Kate Murphy

19. “So it’s striking that high schools and colleges have debate teams and courses in rhetoric and persuasion but seldom, if ever, classes or activities that teach careful listening.” – Kate Murphy

20. “Supporting other people and listening to complaints can be really challenging. When we’re not able to fix something or a topic is overwhelming, we may be tempted to eliminate that person from our lives or simply refer to them as “negative.” But humans are inherently negative by nature and it helps keep us alive.” – Whitney Goodman

21. “Talking without listening is like touching without being touched. More encompassing than touch, our entire self vibrates with the sounds that are the expressed thoughts and feelings of another. The human voice enters and moves us physically as well as emotionally.” – Kate Murphy

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