To listen well, get curious

sourceA common piece of interacting-with-people advice goes: “often when people complain, they don’t want help, they just want you to listen!”For instance, Nonviolent Communication:✻✻Nonviolent Communication, ch. 7.It is often frustrating for someone needing empathy to have us assume that they want reassurance or “fix-it” advice.Active Listening:††Active Listening, p. 2Similarly, advice and information are almost always…

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