10 Things That Can Happen When You Actually Listen

1. You show that you care about a viewpoint other than your own.

2. You demonstrate patience.

3. You become a team player.

4. You prevent yourself from making assumptions or jumping to conclusions.

5. You broaden (rather than narrow) the discussion.

6. You ask better questions.

7. You show support.

8. You become genuinely interested in other people.

9. You become more connected with others.

10. You become ‘present’.

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