Are you a talker or a listener?

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  1. innerspin profile image90
    innerspinposted 6 years ago

    Are you a talker or a listener?

  2. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Both. I enjoy talking but can also be a really great listener too.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's cool, thanks for replying

  3. arksys profile image89
    arksysposted 6 years ago

    i can be both ... whatever is required to keep the conversation going.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, arksys.

  4. Sunshine625 profile image92
    Sunshine625posted 6 years ago

    Both. I'm a great listener and quite a talker also. I enjoy two way conversations much more than one way!

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know a couple of people I'm sure would keep talking if everyone left the room! Thanks for replying.

  5. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 6 years ago

    Definitely a listener, an observer, a writer.  I like people who keep talking.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, MsDora, I'm sure you're listening skills are appreciated.

  6. Terri Meredith profile image72
    Terri Meredithposted 6 years ago

    I'm a chatterbox.  However, it takes two to have a conversation, so I tend to expect an exchange of thoughts on which to base my chattering.  Otherwise, it's the same as talking to myself and since I already know my own feelings on any given topic, I like to hear feedback.  The best conversations I've had have been the result of group discussions about subjects of interest to all in attendance.  What a way to broaden our perspectives!

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting, thank you. I tend to get lost in a group, It's good you find it beneficial.

  7. Lyrickkw profile image67
    Lyrickkwposted 6 years ago

    I am both. I love to talk but there are times when I am needed as a listener to some. I try to be more of a listener than talker so I can clearly hear and understand what is said to me. If there were such a scale to evenly balance of the two it would be even on both side. I guess if i had to evaluate the difference between being a talker and a listener, I would choose listener it is easier to do

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Lyrickkw, you seem to know yourself well.

  8. LisaKoski profile image92
    LisaKoskiposted 6 years ago

    I can be a real talker but that's usually because I'm nervous or excited. I really prefer to listen and observe rather than provide all the conversation. Plus, I'm shy so I can't help but be a listener 90% of the time.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for adding to the comments,LisaKoski, that's interesting.

  9. RealAngelNoel profile image59
    RealAngelNoelposted 6 years ago

    Both, I am generally a listener but will talk when need be. I am here for my friends or family whenever the need someone to talk to or share their burdens with. I am always willing to listen and give my input on a debate or question needed answering.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's great, and thanks for your input.

  10. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 6 years ago

    I was always a listener and old people especially always loved me because I took a real interest in their stories. Since Hp though I guess whether it is audible or not I talk so much! I still love to read my friends writings though so I have not stopped being a listener!

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cool answer, thank you!

  11. hecate-horus profile image79
    hecate-horusposted 6 years ago

    I listen a lot.  You know that quote, "Better to be silent and the world think you're a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt?"  That's pretty much my motto. It seems when I open my mouth I bore people or I say something really stupid. tongue

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hard to believe that, hecate-horus, when you have many interesting hubs. Thanks for joining in.

  12. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    I am usually a good listener and if the subject discussed is important to me, I will become a talker.
    I've learned to stop and listen to someone because there are subtle clues and gestures that convey more in a message than mere words can.
    Sometimes one needs to just be a sounding board and let the other person vent.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, Stacie L.  Thanks for adding to the answers.

  13. profile image0
    KDuBarry03posted 6 years ago

    It truly depends on the situation. I am both a talker and a listener. Since I study Communication, it is imperative to understand what kind of message, how the message, and discover possible reactions through interpretation, is being delivered. If I must give a message (talk), i must know how to portray that message within the particular matter the interaction is portraying and I must do the same when i receive a message (listen). I think it is imperative to be both. You are either, culturally and/or raised as, to be a talker or a listener; however, it is important to work at your communication skills to become both.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can tell you study communication - that's great. I appreciate your answer.

  14. Dee aka Nonna profile image79
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 6 years ago

    Mostly a listener.  I enjoy talking  but only in situation where I am completely comfortable.

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding, Dee aka Nonna.

  15. carter06 profile image78
    carter06posted 6 years ago

    As a counselor of many years I am definitely a listener...but have been known to say a thing or two smile cheers

    1. innerspin profile image90
      innerspinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I bet counselling was hard work, but very valuable. Thanks, carter06.

 
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