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Posted by: coronadosafe 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Here are 6 tips to be a better listener and communicator:

Validate what the other person is saying and feeling.

Ex: "I see & understand why you felt angry and/or hurt when that happened to you.'' 

lnstead of, ''You'' statements, use "I" statements. 

Instead of ''You never call me. You're so self-centered."....  Use, ''I feel uncared for when you don't reach out to me.''

Repeat back what the other person is saying.

Ex: ''Tell me if this is correct, I'm hearing you say ... ''

Ask open ended questions.

Ex: ''What do you think of that?''

Ex: ''Can you tell me what that experience was like?'' 

Ex: ''What did you mean when you said ... '' 

Monitor your nonverbal communication.  

Our message can be lost if our tone, body language, and facial expressions do not match what we're saying.

Practice humility. 

Ex: ''Thats a good point. I didn't know that. I guess I was wrong.''
Ex: ''I never thought about that before. Let me think about that more."