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5.“. Instructions: Think of a speciﬁc listening role or situation that you are often in. For
example, you may focus on your listening at work, as a friend, as a spouse, or as a parent.
(Note: You can complete the instrument more than one time, with different roles and
situations in mind). As you read the series of statements below, keep the particular
listening role or situation you have chosen in mine. Circle the appropriate number on
your answer sheet using the key below. Always 5
Never 1 l. I focus my attention on other people’s feeling when listening to them. 2. When listening to others, I quickly notice if they are pleased or disappointed. 3. I become involved when listening to the problems of others. 4. I try to ﬁnd common areas of interest when listening to new acquaintances. 5. I nod my head and/or use eye contact to show interest in what others are saying. 6. I am frustrated when others don’t present their ideas in an orderly, efﬁcient way. 7. When listening to others, I focus on any inconstancies and/or errors in what’s being
said. 8. I jump ahead and/or ﬁnish thoughts of speakers. 9. I am impatient with people who ramble on during conversations. 10. I ask questions to help speakers get to the point more quickly. 11. I wait until all the facts are presented before forming judgments and opinions. 12. I prefer to listen to technical information. 13. I prefer to hear facts and evidence so I can personally evaluate then}: 14. I like the challenge of listening to complex information. 15. I ask questions to prove for additional information. 16. When hurried, I let others know that I have a limitedarnount of time to listen. 17. I begin a discussion by telling others how long I have to meet. 18. I interrupt others when I feel time pressure. 19. I look at my watch or clocks in the room when I have limited time to listen to others.
20. When I feel time pressure, my ability to concentrate on what others are saying suffers. Scoring:
Tally the number of times you circled 4 or 5 for statements 1-5:
People-oriented = 12 ...
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