What Stops Listening?

  • High emotions or strong feelings
  • Detachment
  • Selective listening
  • Judging
  • Stage hogging or interrupting
  • Hearing what you want to hear
  • Pseudolistening
  • Defensive listening
  • Personal filters
  • Ambushing
  • Rehearsing your own response
  • Language
  • Relationships
  • Physical barriers
  • Environmental noise