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I Like to Listen

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    “Learn to listen to your child

    as much as you expect them to listen to you”
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    jessikaray jessikaray 26-30, F Jun 18

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    ... 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 21-25, F Nov 22, 2007

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    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 5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Especially to this peaceful

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

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     But Not When the Pers...

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

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    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

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    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

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    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 19-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2007

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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    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

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    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

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    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 4 Responses May 12, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 4

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    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

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    I like listening to music when I'm alone. I get to sing and dance crazy on my own with the door closed.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I prefer it. I feel uncomfortable listening to music without my earbuds in when other people are around. I take every chance I get to shower with loud music playing. xD It's just...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Nov 11

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    I love listening to music. It's just my great escape which I can make my own world and bl ok everything out with loud music. With artists like Son Lux, Pentatonix, Foster The...
    gmolina8 gmolina8 16-17, F Nov 12

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    Listening to royals - lorde and just think she's only a year and 2 days older then me xP it's a good song :P
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M Oct 29

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    I miss laying on your chest and putting my ear on your heart and listening to the wonderful sound of your heartbeat, I wanna put my hand on your chest and feel the beat of your...
    Mindyb123 Mindyb123 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Just now I was listening to an oldie, Just Another Day by John Secada.
    jsk7 jsk7 46-50, F Nov 11

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    I need more music to listen too. More indi chill music. Even some positive hiphop lyricism. Any ideas?
    Jaysee90 Jaysee90 22-25, M Nov 12

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    Music is the one escape I get when I'm in a crowd of people. I listen with my mind and imagine that I'm by myself to really understand it.
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 13-15, F Nov 12

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    Listen to Divinity by Porter Robinson with headphones on alone, you'll be amazed
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    This is peculiar, I know. But I find a heartbeat to be both beautiful and pleasurable. I don't know why, but I could just listen to a heartbeat, and be completely turned on. I...
    Maldif2015 Maldif2015 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Could you date someone as the same name as your sibling? I was listening about it on the radio and I thought that would be a little freaky. A guy was saying he was having problems...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M Nov 14

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    A friend who i enjoy exchanging songs with .Found this song for me...The lyrics had been ..Swimming in my mind..I typed out a few lines. He re- found it for me.I thank you. Its...
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    One Republic/Good Life -another by the group that I like is Counting Stars.
    jsk7 jsk7 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    It's the only thing that keeps me living...
    tomg2200 tomg2200 18-21, M Nov 12

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    Bubom ........Bubom.........Bubom ...Bubom....Bubom ....BubomBubom ....Bubom.Bubom...BubomBubomBubomBubomBubomBubomBubom....
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    This is how I feel today.
    Encontrados Encontrados 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'll listen and do it well. But I don't like listening to the same story more than twice. Also don't like repeating myself more than twice. But I'm working on it!
    samsdname samsdname 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Am I the only person who feels like listening to music gives you a high you can never explain? Its like your body, mind and soul just happen to synchronise and the blissful sound...
    Mi5tiqu3 Mi5tiqu3 16-17, F 1 Response