“The Dwarf breathes so loud, we could have shot him in the dark.“
People never listen. Especially extroverts. They keep talking so much you would think they love their own voice. It’s a skill to know how to listen. I’m very good at it. That’s my superpower. I may not be good at giving advice but I can listen. Introverts in general are good listeners. I’m not into chit-chat. I rather be quiet than talk nonsense. People who doesn’t know me think I’m always quiet, even at home. But at home I’m a totally different person. There you can be yourself completely. I say what I think and when I get angry, you don’t want to be around. Other times I’m a calm person and I don’t make a lot of noise of myself. When you’re around people you must have a cool head. If you start to act like a crazy person, people look strangely at you.
I’m no expert on relationship but if you don’t listen to what the other person is saying, it will cause problems. People should talk more to each other and not take things for granted. No one is a mind reader. It’s no wonder there are divorces and break-ups because people doesn’t talk about their problems. Listening to others solves a lot of things. If you really listen to others, you learn something and you understand the other person a bit better. Interrupting someone is not only rude but it makes the person feel like they don’t want to be heard.
You think introverts doesn’t pay attention when their doing something else. I don’t know about others but I’m good in multitasking, I can both concentrate and listen at the same time. Someone could have a conversation and they think I might not be listening but I actually am. You can learn a lot from listening to conversations even if it’s unintentionally. Sometimes people talk about things you don’t want to hear which makes listening disturbing. Especially in public transport. Who wants to listen to how drunk they were at the weekend or what kind of decease some have? That kind of talk should be talked about somewhere else. They think no one is listening. Sometimes though listening can be amusing. It’s mostly ridiculous things people talk about.
The superpower of listening is both a blessing and a curse. I would rather be listening than keep on talking though. Conversations should make sense and not a reason to talk like some people practise. There are those who think silence is awkward but if everyone kept talking, there wouldn’t be anything else but noise. Listening is a skill that anyone can learn but for some it’s a natural thing.
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Totally agree and can relate! I try to listen to others as best as I can and not interrupt because I really don’t like it when people interrupt me when I speak. Oftentimes though, people listen merely to respond and not to understand, and that’s when the problem arises.
That’s right.Trying to make the other person understand is another thing.
Listening is indeed a superpower, one that gets little recognition these days.
It’s a shame really that people doesn’s see the good side of listening.
I completely agree. As an extrovert I have to say I am also a very good listener too and admittedly at times it takes discipline to do so. I have written in the past about how many times we listen to respond instead of just, well, listening. Great piece.
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Thank you. I can understand it can be hard sometimes to listen.Even as introvert it can be.Especially when it’s with someone close to you.Sometimes things pop into your head while someone else is talking and you have to say it out loud before you forget.That’s happened to me a lot of times.
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