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I Like to Listen

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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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    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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    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
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 4

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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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    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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     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 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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    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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    Especially to this peaceful

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

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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 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 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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    “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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    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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    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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    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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    jessikaray jessikaray 26-30, F Jun 18

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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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    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'm Right Here ...

    if my friends ever need me I am here to listen. Whatever you need to tell someone won't be judged if told to me; I'm quite open minded. 
    missymonkery missymonkery 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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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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    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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    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'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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    today I went to the beach and my friend went with me.she said I'm going into the water and I said ok as she got up i thought maybe when gets back her heartbeat might be fast and i...
    jdarden56 jdarden56 18-21, M Jul 6

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    Let me lay my head on your chest, so that I can listen to your heart beat. I want it to be the last thing I hear before I drift off to sleep, so I can assure myself that you're not...
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Me right now, i listen to radio late night if i cant sleep. Its 1am 🌚
    daneean daneean 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Reminds me of my party days
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M Jun 25

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    I have a past of self harm and luckily I was able to break through it...now I enjoy helping people through their rough times😊
    krissynoel krissynoel 22-25 Jul 14

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    I fall in love with the way people talk sometimes.
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Last Flowers - Radiohead This is the first Radiohead song I remember hearing. I believe it was in late 2011 or early 2012 I was going to watch "Requiem For a Dream" (which is one...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response Jun 28

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    Because it helps me sleep . Like sometimes il listen to my iPod and listen to the rain and go sleep it helps.
    Makaleetah Makaleetah 16-17, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I fell like i should have been born in the 80s cus all i listen to a lot of music from the 80s. Bon Jovi, Poison, Def Leppard, AC/DC Thows are the ban i listen to all the time...
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 mins ago

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    I'm listening to Ain't no rest for the wicked by Cage the elephant
    michelleviktoria michelleviktoria 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Love is noise - the verve. The song I've been listening to all day long.
    theonefors theonefors 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Clariyah ~ diamonds rap It's a cover It's really good Comment what your listening to ❤️🎧🎵🎶🎼
    katiemac1 katiemac1 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I will take time to listen, I will try my best to analyze with you. I'd always say something even if it's not the right answer but it will always be the best & honest line that I...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I'm laying in bed listening to my roomie watch late night tv. So annoying.
    HeartLion85 HeartLion85 26-30 22 hrs ago

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    So I don't know is so people don't like sharing dreams or not but I love sharing my dreams. I like to make really cool dreams with super heros and background music. lol. I was...
    Lilique Lilique 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    "Waiting For Superman" She’s watching the taxi driver, he pulls away She’s been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a...
    Borntobedevilcute Borntobedevilcute 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    The music I listen to isn't really all that wordy... it's just music. (No lyrics) But if people could hear the music the same way I did, maybe people would understand me better. :T...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    If you ever want to know how I feel or anything just listen to my music very song I have describes how I feel or think .
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Everyone deserves to have someone listen to them. I didn't always think like that though, I used to be one of those annoying people who would try to give you unsolicited advice...
    thejc thejc 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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