One of the topics Carolyn and I discuss in our presentations about our new book Love’s Way involves Listening. Most of us don’t listen well. And even when we think we are listening, we sometimes fall into one of the following categories:
The Pouncer: This non-listener is waiting for the other speaker to pause just long enough to inject his point into the conversation. The speaker may be in the middle of conveying a thought, but hesitated to take a breath or sip some water. That’s the moment the pouncer has been waiting for: to take charge of the conversation.