Question 3 bad listening practices can get in the way

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Question 3 Bad listening practices can get in the way of effective listening in interpersonal communication (chapter 5, section 5.2). Of the bad listening practices listed in this section, which two do you use the most? Why do you think you use them more than the others? What can you do to help prevent or lessen these practices? Please use different examples than the book and write at least 100 words. Insert your answer below. If you need more space, the box will automatically expand as you hit Enter . Two bad listening habits I have is interrupting and Eavesdropping. Both of these are bad listening habits because when we interrupt someone while speaking, we give the impression that what they are saying is less valuable than what I have to say (Communication in the real world,n.d.). In proper communication between two or more people, everyone should feel their words have value rather their making clear statements or not. When interrupting others, I may not get a full understanding of what is being said while robbing the speaker of the chance to express their point properly (Joseph, 2019). When Eavesdropping, I’ am secretly listening in on a conversation with the attempt to gather information in a calculated and planned manner (Communication in the real world,n.d.). This can also lead to getting information wrong as it translates over to others and myself, while trying to get an understanding on a specific topic or instruction. I believe I interrupt and Eavesdrop because I like to take shortcuts in listening and apply my own rationality to the subject matter. Understanding where I need improvement as a listener will make me a better worker. Slowing down and approaching a person directly will alleviate the issue of miscommunication and confusion. As business major, I understand that I must have effective and
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  • Winter '18
  • Melissa Landin

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