I Listen More Than I Talk

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    Time to Think Things Over

    When someone says something to me, I really consider it. I try to do more than just listen. I attempt to comprehend. Sometimes it's those few seconds longer of paying attention that prevents a lot of arguments. I can't say I was always this way. Man...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    5 Responses Nov 5, 2008


    I always listen to people's problems. I try and help them. i really want them to be happy. So many of my close friends come to me with very serious things and i have to find a way to help them with it. It's not that i don't want to it's just when i begin to overload there is no...
    blackkrystel blackkrystel
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2010

    Big Talker--no

    That's one way you won't hear me being described--as a big talker, or that I talk a lot or too much.  I'd truly rather listen to what other people've got to say. Some people aren't as interesting as I once thought them, but then others surprise me. Some folks get mad at me...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    Jan 13, 2009


    God gave you two ears for listening, and only one mouth for talking.         the thing is, when i finally use my mouth theres hardly anyone to hear me talk.
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    I Listen More Than I Talk...

    I listen to my boyfriend's problems, I listen to my daughter's (all 3 of them) problems, I listen to my parent's problems and on and on and on..... The problem is when I have something I need to talk about there is no one there to listen...so I have to rely on my journal and my...
    grizzlymom grizzlymom
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2010

    Need to

    being a female...this sure is tough.  I can talk someones ear off...haha I do though try very hard to be a good listener....
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2007


    Sometimes I listen to people more than I talk, but not always by choice. If there is anything I hate it is unnecessary and incoherent rambling. I don't mind so much on the internet...exchanging long messages and getting into deep conversations. I find it intriguing. But I think...
    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417
    26-30, F
    Nov 2, 2011

    Afraid To Talk

    I listen more than I talk. I'm afraid of talking because in 3rd - 5th grade I was bullied and 6th - 8th grade (I'm in 8th grade now) it feels like people are still judging me! I'm afraid that if I talk then people will look at me weirdly. My cousin Bobby is the only one I'm not...
    AshleyisGone AshleyisGone
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2011

    I Try to Anyway...

    While some of my friends on here may disagree with the above title (:P), I feel I've always tried to say much less than I hear. I'm always concerned about opening my mouth and being thought the fool, rather than just keeping mum and leaving some room for doubt. I know that some...
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    Sometimes It's Not a Choice

    In my life it has become inherently obvious that a lot of people just don't care about others. I listen to people because I want to, I want to be there for people I care about when they need me. A lot of times if someone has something bothering them, they don't want advice they...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2008

    I Like To Listen...

    i like to listen to people, and help them if i can. if i see one of my friends are feeling down, or just seem to be having a rough day, i offer my help to them, in hopes to maybe help them. sometimes i just don't want to talk about my problems, so i be there for them, the best i...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    cause i think its a good way of connecting with

    others..some really need to pour their heart out n be light i'd be lucky if its me to help them out..cz even i had suffered this before.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 14, 2015

    One Will Learn More About Others & Self If One Stops & Listens.

         I have a career that demands one listen. It is the only way to understand another person. I also watch body language. What one says does NOT equal one's body language sometimes. So listen with both ears and watch with both eyes. One will learn more about...
    moonwalker moonwalker
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2009

    My Ears Are Opened But My Mouth Is Closed

    i tend to listen a lot more than i talk coz for starters my friends are really talkative, and for 2, i dont always know what to say.
    EuphoricDysphoria EuphoricDysphoria
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

    I'm Listening

    Well today being the National Day of Listening, I thought I would write a story about listening... In these times, not enough people listen. That is a fact. They run their mouth and just assume. It's kind of sad. I'm in no position to judge anybody, that's for sure, but I wish...
    JasonChristopher JasonChristopher
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

    I Heard You

    Anyone who knows me.knows I listen more thaan speak. I am not thinking of the next thing to say I am internalizing what YOU are saying and I may pause before answering because I want to say the correct thing appropriately. I love people and am a psychology major. I rarely EVER...
    thegrey thegrey
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Nov 28, 2010


    but i write a lottttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! out ep is only listening more.. heh and thats ok-with me.
    amysangels amysangels
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2010

    Listening Is the Key

    Because I know from experience that when you're reaching out, you're looking for someone to a)LISTEN and b) Give advice when asked. I learned this from a professor who did so and helped keep me feeling sane and supported. If you need someone to vent to or just someone to listen...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2009

    I LOVE To Listen

    If you're the person with a 20 minute anecdote, I'm the person that you come to who will hear it. I love listening about people's lives, jokes, stories, beliefs--anything. This is why I'm not the first to initiate a conversation--I've never really had to, honestly, unless if I...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie
    26-30, F
    Jul 4, 2013

    I have had the closest people in my life

    suddenly hate me for no reason I find it had to let people in I don't have a good relationship with my dad I was close to my mom
    Eliza3210 Eliza3210
    Dec 28, 2014

    Its Fun

    Listening is one of the better ways to get to know someone. To me its fun to hear of things going on and what people think about things, I feel like I am being told a story. When they talk to me I get to learn new things. I really enjoy it when people tell me stories too, so when...
    nekajean nekajean
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2010

    Try For Twice As Much As I Speak

    I think I enjoy myself listening to people more than talking to them. When I listen I learn so much more about them and they feel special since someone wanted to hear them out.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    Feb 9, 2009
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