Their result for The Do You Listen or Just Hear Test ...

You scored 57% Listening, 33% Hearing

Good listeners both share a bit of themselves, and engage their partner in conversation. On first dates it's important to keep the conversation interactive and flowing. Yes or no questions, or statements that shut your date down, are indications of hearing but not listening, as is the tendency to ask questions then quickly respond as if they had been asked to you, knowing what you're going to say before your date has stopped talking, and "one-up" stories ("Your dog went to the vet? My dog was once so sick he...."). Choosing what and how to react to something is important for good listening. Emotionally laden conversations about unresolved subjects are not good first-date-kick-offs, but everyone has a skeleton or seven in their closet. A good listener will be able to discern whether the subject is too deep for a first date and guide the conversation onto solid ground. On the other hand, skeletons can be fun, and even if the subject matter is a bit alien or shocking, a good listener can tell if it is safe, enjoying stories that offer glimpses into other worlds or experiences.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Listening Distribution

    They scored 57% on Listening, higher than 13% of your peers.

  • Hearing Distribution

    They scored 33% on Hearing, higher than 61% of your peers.

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