7 Clear Signs of a Bad Listener

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1. A poor listener often interrupts

It’s actually crystal clear that an individual who often interrupts is not a good listener. But have you ever noticed how a not-so-good listener tends to behave when he or she is not interested at all about the topic you’re discussing?

If the answer is no, we will simplify the things for you: When a poor listener wants to seem interested in what you’re saying, he or she will ask you questions with obvious answers and this is actually a form of interrupting.

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9 thoughts on “7 Clear Signs of a Bad Listener”

  1. people have commented that I’m a good listener and I take that as a compliment. It is especially frustrating to me, therefore, when it isn’t returned. Listening takes work. As you can see from all the comments,people by and large are selfish and lazy.


    Thanks, I was thinking about the same thing yesterday. If you have to text someone the same question two or three times before getting a reply it is not worth the time. The reply is always about the person and not about the question ask or what I said. Yet the person wanted to know more about me. I did not want to be rude, I told him I was looking for a two way street but it seems as if he was happy down the one way street he was on. Happy traveling and good night to end the conversation.

  3. Your observations are very good, as I have a don in law who never hears a thing anyone is saying because he knows it all. He was paid to go some renovations in my home but he never did what I had asked of him. He always finished the day doing things the way he wanted them, never considering that I paying for the job. In the end, he walked out on the job unfinished because I paid him up front. He is dishonorable and stupid because he lost out on other jobs because I can no longer recommend him.

  4. Joyce Pendleton

    My first thought while reading this article was…”I know people who do this! It is so aggravating..” Then, it dawned on me, wait, I have done this as well. Going to start paying closer attention to how well I listen.
    Great article! Good reminder for us all.

  5. I will be sharing this with others. Of particular importance to me is why I cannot vote for PRESIDENT TRUMP. I have had enough of his despicable habits for the last 4 years. We do not allow children to do in elementary school what he does daily as an adult. They are disciplined or expelled! Years ago I learned in my ministry training that “listening does not mean waiting your turn to talk.”

  6. Having lived all my life in SoCal coastal/beachfront areas, I know live on the east coast (VT/NJ/FL) and find NJ people to be the worse offenders in interrupting or not letting you finish a sentence. NJ/NY men are the worst in talking over your first few words. Doesn’t matter how wise/intelligent/interesting you are (and quite attractive, too) men never let you finish a sentence, They wise-crack too. They verbalize sarcastic and non-pertinent remarks that makes the speaker stop in mid-sentence. IS THIS A NY/NJ AFFLICTION? I’ve lived in San Francisco, upscale suburbs of SF Bay Area; also, Southern California upscale coastal areas. World traveler too.
    I’m curious….what’s the cause of this interrupting affliction seemingly localized in NY/NJ men???

  7. Quentin Holt, Deplorable Thought Criminal

    Even worse than most of these behaviours listed here is the propensity for some boors to interrupt what you are saying in mid-sentence to talk to someone else. I have one of those on my S list.

  8. usually I am the most intelligent person in the room and really not much interested
    in listening since i pretty much know it all -and yes i have an ego as large as most
    continents-and really do not care-and since i can multitask i also speak as much as listen-lol–

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