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									                                  Listening Skills Self Evaluation

Listening effectively lets others know you care about what they have to say and prevents
misunderstandings from occurring or escalating.


How well do you listen? Circle the letter that most often matches what you do. Evaluate your listening skills
against the best answers at the end of this test.


        1. When talking with someone, you find your mind wandering:
            a. often.
            b. occasionally.
            c. rarely.
        2. In general, in a conversation, you do:
            a. most of the talking.
            b. most of the listening.
            c. as much talking as listening,
        3. A colleague tells a funny story about himself. Your response is to:
            a. ask for more details.
            b. say, “That’s nothing — let me tell you about what happened to me.”
            c. say, “What a funny experience.”
        4. In conversation you:
            a. ask more questions than you answer.
            b. answer more questions than you ask.
            c. ask as many questions as you answer.
        5. You interrupt people:
            a. frequently.
            b. occasionally.
            c. almost never.
        6. While someone is making a point, you suddenly realize where they are going, so you:
            a. let the person finish before you talk.
            b. finish the thought for them to show you are tuned in.
            c. let your mind wander because you know what they’re going to say.
        7. When talking to someone, you use the word “you”:
            a. more often than “I.”
            b. less often than “I.”
            c. more or less the same.
        8. When someone is talking, you look that person in the eyes:
            a. most of the time.
            b. some of the time.
            c. infrequently, because you don’t want to make the person feel uncomfortable.
        9. When it’s your turn to talk, you change the subject:
            a. often.
            b. occasionally.
            c. almost never.

            Excerpted from Your Guide to Human Resources: Practical Tips and Tools for the Construction Industry.
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       10. Around new people you tend to be:
          a. reserved.
          b. friendly.
          c. ready to express your opinions as a way to get the conversation moving.
Evaluate Yourself

                                     Question             Best Answer

                                     1.                   c

                                     2.                   b (c is also good)

                                     3.                   a (c is also good)

                                     4.                   c

                                     5.                   c (b is also good)

                                     6.                   a

                                     7.                   c

                                     8.                   a

                                     9.                   c

                                     10.                  b




          Excerpted from Your Guide to Human Resources: Practical Tips and Tools for the Construction Industry.
                                          For more information visit www.apgst.ca

								
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