Question: What are the qualities of a good listener?

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Question: What are the qualities of a good listener?

Answer:

People describe a good listener as someone who is:

  • Non-judgmental
  • Shows an interest is what is being said
  • Doesn’t offer solutions or ask too many questions
  • Asks questions which help them to talk more
  • Takes time to listen
  • Is encouraging but not pushy
  • Understanding
  • Sensitive
  • Open in their body language
Staff member listening to a student