Listening Self Evaluation How often do you indulge in the following ten bad listening habits?
Check yourself carefully on each one.
almost always usually sometimes seldom
Giving in to mental distractions.
Giving in to physical distractions.
Trying to recall everything a speaker says.
Rejecting a topic as uninteresting before hearing the speaker.
Faking paying attention
Jumping to conclusions about speaker's meaning
Deciding a speaker is wrong before hearing everything he or she has to say
Judging a person on personal appearance
Not paying attention to a speaker's evidence
Focusing on delivery rather than on what the speaker says.
Score 2 points for every "almost always".
Score 4 points for every "usually".
Score 6 points for every "sometimes".
below 70: Better listening needed!
Score 8 points for every "seldom".
71-90: Good listening skills
Score 10 points for every "almost never".
above 90: You listen very well!