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12 questions to help you gauge how well you listen and where you might need to improve. The choices of always and never are excluded because they're absolutes. Rarely is it possible that one would always or never do anything.

 

1. When talking with someone, do you completely refrain from doing other things and give them your full attention?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
7. Are you able to accurately recall or relay most of the details of a conversation?


Usually Sometimes Rarely
2. Do you anticipate what someone will say and jump ahead in your mind?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
8. Do you listen with an open and unbiased attitude?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
3. Are you easily distracted when you're talking with others (e.g., by other people or activity, by mobile devices or cell phones, etc.)?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
9. Do you give someone the chance to fully explain his or her position, problem, etc., without interrupting or finishing his or her sentences?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
4. When someone begins to ramble or is unclear, do you find yourself tuning them out or pretending to listen?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
10. Do you make appropriate eye contact with others when they're talking?


Usually Sometimes Rarely
5. Do you listen with the intent to fully understand what someone is saying before you begin to formulate your response?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
11. Do you physically acknowledge different discussion points when someone is talking (e.g., nod your head, change facial expression, etc.)?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
6. When appropriate, do you rephrase what was said in order to be sure you completely understand what was trying to be communicated?

Usually Sometimes Rarely
12. Do you completely face someone with whom you are talking?



Usually Sometimes Rarely