Listening Self-Assessment Checklist

To assess your listening power, read each of the 30 statements below, and put either a “T” for True or an “F” for False in the boxes that precede them. Then to see if you are a good listener, turn to the comments on the next page.

1. When I plan my work schedule, I allow some free time for impromptu conversations.

2. When people speak to me, I often feel that they are wasting my time.

3. I tend to jump into conversations, interrupting others as I do so.

4. I tend to doodle or to toy with some object when others are talking.

5. I have trouble listening when there is noise or a distracting activity nearby.

6. I have learned how to pretend to listen.

7. I use eye contact, face speakers, smile, and nod ...

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