Using the dimensions of listening effectiveness (empathic-objective, nonjudgmental-critical, surface-depth, polite-impolite, or active-inactive). Answer 1. How would you describe yourself as a listener when listening in class? 2. When listening to superiors at work? 3.  When listening to your best friend?  4. When listening to parents? 5.When listening to a romantic partner? Please give examples.

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There are four dimensions of effective listening. The first is empathic-objective. Empathic listening involves trying to understand the other person's feelings and experiences, while objective listening involves comparing what they are saying to an objective standard. The dimension of surface-depth is about whether the listener is only paying attention to the words in a superficial way or is paying attention to the deeper meanings behind them. The non-judgmental versus critical dimension relates to whether you are listening with a totally uncritical mind or whether you are listening to make a value judgment. Politeness versus impoliteness is about how you respond to the speaker--with politeness or not. Finally, active versus inactive is about whether you respond to the speaker by channeling back his or her thoughts and feelings (as you do in active listening).

When you are listening in class, you are likely trying to be more objective and thinking about the teacher's and other students'...

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