Good Listening and Bad Listening


Good listening means a person’s ability to understand the message effectively and efficiently. It results in improved communication and quick feedback.

Advantages of good listening:

Listening is not just heart. It permits understanding of what is heard and makes the listener a share in communication. Listening is a skill that requires parlance and fact. There are certain advantages of good listening.

  • It leads to helpful positive attitudes
  • It permits the speaker and listener to improve communication.
  • It provides a feed-back to the speaker who can adjust to the situation and helps his/her give better presentation.
  • It creates better understanding of the two parties.

Bad listening:-

It means a person’s disability to understand the message partially or completely. It results in

Poor hearing

(ii) Poor understanding

(iii) Poor interpretation; it can be overcome by following the guidelines of listening.

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