Do you think that you talk or listen more? Most people tend to talk more than they listen, and often when they listen they don’t fully focus on what the other person is saying.

However, there are lots of benefits to listening more.

1. You won’t say anything silly, or that you may regret later. Once you have shared some information with someone, you can never take it back.

2. The person who you are listening to will feel understood, helping you to build strong relationships. It feels great when you are talking to someone and it feels like they really value what you are saying.

3. You may learn something interesting. You never know what you are going to be told –it could be an interesting fact or story, or it could make you laugh for hours.

4. You may learn something that could benefit you. You could learn something that could help you at work, or something that could make your life easier.

5. People will listen when you do speak.


  1. melaniefellmanwrites · April 4, 2016

    Number three holds great truth. While writing my ebook regarding learning to listen I enjoyed the added benefit of hearing several fascinating stories. People feel cared for when someone listens which results in them sharing thoughts and stories they usually keep private.

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · April 15, 2016

      Thank you Melanie! Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  2. aFrankAngle · April 7, 2016

    Absolutely. Listening is an important art for everyone. I laugh as I think of a neighbor who loves to talk … love to ask a question so she can ramble … then asks another question to transition to a different topic for herself. Nice lady – but a very poor listener.

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · April 15, 2016

      I know a few people like that! I wonder if they are aware that they are bad listeners?


      • aFrankAngle · April 15, 2016

        I don’t think so because I can’t see how they could think it unless they are that clueless about themselves.

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  3. Isabella · April 14, 2016

    Very inspiring, and very true:-)

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    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · April 15, 2016

      Thank you Isabella! x

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      • Isabella · April 15, 2016

        You are more than welcome:-) ♡ ♡

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