In conversations, do you tend to listen or talk more?
Come on. Do you even know me? Obviously, I talk more.
Just kidding. If you know me at all, you know I’m not a talker. And for those of you who only know me through reading my blog, I’m far less verbal than I may seem, judging by how much I tend to ramble in some of my posts.
Yeah, so I’m definitely a listener. Which, I think, is why I may be decent at my job. As a counselor, I do more listening than talking. I don’t like it when I have to talk, because it usually means I’m having to give directions to someone.
Those listening skills carry over into my personal life. I’m an internal processor. So you might see me as super quiet, but really, I’m thinking about what’s being said. And when I have something to say, I’ll say it.
Unless I don’t know you and what I have to say would come out as super sarcastic. Because if you’re just getting to know me, I don’t want you to know I’m a jerk right away. I’ll just let you assume I’m shy and kinda nice.
What about you? Are you a talker or a listener? Let me know down in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.