In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to highlight the significance of listening by using the example of a woman who was fooled by a man.
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- Is your partner cheating? – Is his or her unusual behavior just a phase representing rough emotional times or is it because he or she is cheating? Take the quiz and discover the top 10 signs that your partner is cheating. http://patrickwanis.com/blog/is-your-partner-cheating-2/
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- Are you a victim, rescuer or persecutor? – What roles do you play? The drama triangle in relationships consists of playing roles in relationships – the Victim needs saving by the Rescuer who also is criticized by the Persecutor. We play these dysfunctional roles to get love. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/HeQkVJrk66s
Now, let’s talk about the significance of listening by using the example of one woman who was fooled by a man because she failed to listen.
How well do you listen when someone is speaking directly to you and only to you?
Do you listen to every word or do you just wait till he/she finishes so you can say what you wanted to say?
In this example, the female journalist was interviewing a man and she was obviously not listening to his responses – she was simply waiting for the chance to ask her next rehearsed question.
Yasmin Vossoughian, host of HLN’s The Daily Share was interviewing Jon Hendren via Skype about Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower.
It seems that possibly the TV news cable channel contacted the wrong Jon Hendren about his support for Edward Snowden following Snowden’s decision to join Twitter.
As it turns out, this Jon Hendren is a comedian and writer who began quickly to refer to Edward Scissorhands (the character from the Tim Burton movie) instead of Edward Snowden. He even clearly referred to Edward Scissorhands as a martyred hero!
Yasmin Vossoughian: “There is classified information out there that was released that could have feasibly harmed people. Do you think that Snowden’s actions were worth that risk?”
Hendren responds: “Well, you know, to say that he couldn’t harm somebody with what he did, like he could, absolutely, he could. But to cast him out, to make him invalid in society simply because he has scissors for hands – I mean, that’s strange. People didn’t get scared until he started sculpting shrubs into dinosaur shapes and whatnot.”