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Topic: dentify a specific interpersonal communication need that has been revealed to you through the readings. Why is this particular need important to you and perhaps to your faith journey? What resources did you identify that will help you meet this need?
Student’s post: (Ruby) Hello Everyone, After studying (Burley-Allen, 1995) for the last few weeks, I can see that I have a lot to learn about listening. It has always been a challenge for me to listen to someone talk for a long time. I am talking about one on one conversation where you are talking to a person that goes on and on and you do not get a chance to say anything, this just about drives me crazy. I seem to meet many people like this, maybe they think because I am on the quiet side that I do not like to talk. I want to run away when I see this type person coming. I do not want to be a mindless listener. This would be the opposite of a mindful listener, which means that I am letting the ego dominate self, maybe because of experiences, status, or other barriers. Mindful listener are focused on the present, with a wide range of listening skills that allows them to retain information, sustaining attention, paying attention to their own speech while encouraging the individual that they are listening to. A feature of “dialogues” is tensionality with both a push and pulls quality. The tension is a combination of letting the other happens to me while I hold my own ground. When I can perceive and listen to you as a person, while being available to you a person and you can do the same thing for me this communication becomes dialogue. We let someone happen to us when we allow who he or she is (especially differences) to connect, touch, and influence us. You hold your own ground when you can assert yourself and say exactly what is on your mind (Stewart, 2012, p. 486, 488). I know that it is important to be a good listener, not just listen so that you will have a comeback or an answer to what is asked. It is important to be a (level 1 listener) instead of 2 or 3 because you will miss so much information. Word count 344
References Burley-Allen, M. (1995). Listening: The forgotten skill: A self-teaching guide (2nd. Ed). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN:9780471015871. Stewart, J. (2009). Bridges not walls: A book about interpersonal communication (tenth addition). New York, N. Y: Mcgrachristiaini1