I Like to Listen

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 827 People

    ... Or Have I Just Not Worked Out How to Talk Yet?

    In conversation, I'm pretty much always the listener. In some ways, I think that's just because I'm inclined that way - interested in what people have to say,have a knack for listening well, and am happy to keep myself concealed. It's probably been exagerated by the training I...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2007

    “Learn to listen to your child

    as much as you expect them to listen to you”
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa
    31-35, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    A Helping Ear..

    I love just to sit and listen, whether I'm listening to friends, or just random conversations in a crowded room, it doesn't matter. For years already friends have come to me to just 'let it all out', and I was more than happy to hear what they had to say, sometimes I even helped...
    TeachMeAnything TeachMeAnything
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2008

    Especially to this peaceful

    sound: http://youtu.be/QY3YipDWhhs <3
    Innocence28 Innocence28
    26-30, F
    Jul 6, 2014
    jessikaray jessikaray
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    What To Listen For

    An Indian was in downtown New York, walking along with his friend, who lived in New York City. Suddenly he said, "I hear a cricket." "Oh, you're crazy." "No, I hear a cricket. I do! I'm sure of it." "It's the noon hour. You know there are people bustling around, cars honking...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    And hopefully you do too

    for this massage : I won't be on a lot today. It's my last day with my grandparents. So please stop getting upset with me. Thx
    JustScout JustScout
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2014

    I Want to Listen More

    I think I really need to work on this.  I'm not terrible, I don't think, just significantly off where I'd like to be.  It might in part be because I'm pretty isolated at the moment, so whenever I talk to people, I feel like I'm overwhelmed by things I need to get off my...
    celticflame celticflame
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2007

    What I learn ?most is from listening

    who shared you experience,tell you how you survive to live in the horrible world.
    Aui12 Aui12
    18-21, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    Ears Open

    Sometimes its all you gotta do for people.. just sit and listen to them and be there while they vent or they talk..  It tends to be one of the best things when they are in a bad mood.. cuz afterwards they feel better... sometimes you just gotta vent or cry or throw a...
    dejavudreamer dejavudreamer
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    I like to listen??? I just figured out

    why people sometimes frustrate each other... Because we have a tendency to tell each other what we should be doing or pointing out our flaws. Like it's their duty. They observe a behavior and say you shouldn't do that and give advice and say what you should do... But just...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

     But Not When the Pers...

     But not when the person talking isn't interesting at all.
    hvic hvic
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2008

    I Will Listen to Anyone. ...

    I will listen to anyone. I believe we all have a story to tell. I also believe people do not listen enough and only hear what they want to hear. It is one of the hardest things to do as when someone is talking, our minds are thinking of the things we wish to say, or something...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 11, 2008

    Good Listener

    I don't really like to talk much but I just love listening. I really like to listen to peoples problems and then help them solve them. All my friends always come to me when they have issues and I wouldnt have it any other way.
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2007

    Now I Listen With My Heart....

    I grew up in church where we were always told to pay attention and listen. I didn't always do that of course church to me was boring, why did I have to listen to something boring!! Until I started going to this one church where there were deaf people attending it. They had an...
    hardenedhart70 hardenedhart70
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    I like to listen and give my opinion.

    Some times people get mad because they ask you something and they want you to feel petty for them and lie.... To my what that fu...... You ask me if you are not ready to listen the true. I hate went people pretend they listen to you but they really don't is so or respectful to...
    cocokranz cocokranz
    36-40, F
    Jun 1, 2014

    I Listen Because You Listen

    I like to listen.....quite simply because very often I need someone to listen to me.Some days I have all sorts of crazy thaughts and things going around in my head and I know what can happen when you leave these things there for too long. There are some things that you just can't...
    gavin1968 gavin1968
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    i'm Not Much of a Talke...

    i'm not much of a talker...heh but i'll listen to someone talk all day. if they need to rant, my friends know to come to me because i'll listen. i'm terrible at saying things during the rant, like "active listening" in the sense of responding. but i'll listen and...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2008

    I Love to Listen to People ...

    I love to listen to people so I can pick apart what they say and determine if they are lying. Most people lie on a daily basis. I like to call them out on it.
    EPspy EPspy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2008

    Real Listening Is An Art.

    Talking is easy, being quiet and allowing the other person to talk takes skill. I feel a vast amount of people don't possess real listening skills. We may politely wait for the other person to finish a statement so that we can respond but while they are speaking in our mind we...
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 12, 2008

    Please Listen

    When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked. When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings. When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    For some reason everyone I know always comes to

    me with any problem/secret/story they have. I realized that it's probably because I care what people have to say and I don't like to judge. If anything I help in any way I can. So if anybody has anything they feel they need someone to talk to about or to get advice feel free to...
    LunaRiptide LunaRiptide
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    I Like It

    i like listening to people, and i like people to think that they can trust to talk to me. I hate to tell other people my own feelings and thoughts, but i like to give people advice when they need it, and comfort them.
    sezy sezy
    16-17, F
    Aug 9, 2007

    A problem shared is a problem halved!

    Corny but true! Always feel better after talking things through. If anyone wants to be problem solving buddies I'm hereeeee
    Purplenapkins Purplenapkins
    22-25, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    Hearing New Thoughts

     When time brings a moment to meet a stranger and engage in conversation with them, it is a special honor.  Unfortunately time is limited and you have to utilize it well. For me using the limited time to listen to another is a time very well spent. I constantly...
    Azoru Azoru
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2009

    I've learned that listening is important.

    .. often more important than trying to give advice or to try and solve a problem. A lot of times, when people talk, it's just because they need someone to listen to them and empathize.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014

    Someone From Outer Space Ta...

    Someone from outer space taught me once that «to make friends, you gotta let the other one talk more than U do». To listen and to ask questions is the key. Valuable lesson.
    numisiro numisiro
    36-40, M
    Jul 11, 2008

    Bored Outa My Mind

    Hello... Omg... I am really bored so if you wanna talk or what not I am here...
    misslead misslead
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2007

    Listening Is Cooler Than Talking.

    I like to listen because there is so much less energy required, and just being an open ear can really help someone out. So by just sitting and applying mindful listening to a conversation can really make the talking party feel really good, and all I have to do is pay attention. I...
    Heromelon Heromelon
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    Listening Is Caring

    I am an introvert and I've always been shy. I love to just watch and listen to people. I find out so many things about a person just by listening to them. I think many people would be surprised how much I notice about them. In a world full of extroverts it seems like it's getting...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2007

    I was just thinking about this.

    .. I have recently come to appreciate the things in life that have made me who I am ... I have a story. Until recently I wouldn't have acknowledged that. Anyway, with that knowledge about myself came the realisation that we don't often share 'our story' not even with people...
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46
    36-40, F
    Dec 11, 2014

    yes. ...

    yes. unless someone has told me the SAME story like a gazillion times.. but,, yes, I listen, just as I appreciate be listened to too!
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    Jul 11, 2008

    I Prefer to Listen...

    ...because I can't start a conversation to save my life. :P At least, not online. Somehow, I have more luck starting one in real life. Even then, it's not that often.
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX
    26-30, M
    Nov 6, 2007

    I´m Interested In, What You Have To Say!

    Everyday I get the chance and honor of being in someone´s special life.  That I can be able to listen and feeling, what they are all about.  Like what they are worrying about or seems to be lost.  Me is the one they call to talk, laugh and to cry.  I want them to know that...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    I Hear You

    I really get a lot of pleasure out of listening to what people have to say. While I'm not always sure what to reply afterwards, depending on what it is I'm being told, I still love it. I love how a person seems relieved, after, to have opened up. I like how they feel I was a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 12, 2010

    Think beyond to action

    and perform how great are you?
    Aui12 Aui12
    18-21, M
    Mar 13, 2015

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