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Listening capacity test

This test has been developed by Noanxiety.com to give you the possibility to measure your capacity to listen to other people. Being able to listen is surely an important factor in interpersonal relationships, but it's not a very common thing. We don't always listen to other people and sometimes we just don't listen well enough. With our test you'll find out if you're a good or bad listener. Be sincere!


1 - Do you pretend to listen to other people?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

2 - Do you happen to think about something else while someone is talking to you?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

3 - Do you happen to do other things while someone is talking to you?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

4 - When you do not agree with someone else's opinion, do you interrupt him before his speech is finished?
Always || Frequently || Rarely || Never

5 - When you're not 100% sure about the meaning of your interlocutor's words, do you ask for clarifications?
Always || Frequently || Rarely || Never

6 - Do people ever tell you "You don't understand what I'm saying..."?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

7 - Do you happen not to understand exactly what your interlocutor is saying?
Always || Frequently || Rarely || Never

8 - Do you ever feel like you know what people are about to say?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

9 - While someone is talking to you, do you happen to mentally complete his speech with your own words?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

10 - Do you happen to ignore other people's opinions when they contrast with your ideas?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

11 - Do you calibrate your answers on what your interlocutor is saying, or do you tend to give fixed, general responses?
I calibrate my answers || I give general responses || Both things

12 - Do you happen to misunderstand your interlocutor's words?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

13 - Do you learn new things from conversations with others?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

14 - In you opinion, can what we say be interpreted in different ways by different people?
Yes || No || I wouldn't know

15 - When you talk to someone, do you notice his facial expressions, gestures and posture?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

16 - When you're about to say something, do you ask yourself what effect your words will have on your interlocutor?
Always || Frequently || Rarely || Never

17 - When you have to tell something important to a person, do you chose the best place and time to do it?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

18 - When someone uses a term that you don't exactly know, do you look it up in the vocabulary?
Never || Rarely || Frequently || Always

19 - During a conversation do you ensure that your interlocutor understands you?
Always || Frequently || Rarely || Never

20 - Do you happen to mentally rephrase what someone has just told you?
Always || Frequently || Rarely || Never


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