Listening Skills Assessment

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 171

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Listening Quizzes & Trivia

To gain a preliminary insight into your listening behaviors, the following assessment will clarifiy your tendencies and habits. Rate yourself honestly on each of the following 10 items. Be honest! This will help you overcome any weaknesses and become better at listening at work and at home. If you like, take this little quiz twice - once for work, and once for home. Remember your score - it will not be shared with anyone but you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How often do you find others to be UN-interesting when listening to them talk?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 2. 
    How often do you criticize a person's delivery of non-content items (e.g., accent, incorrect pronunciation, etc.)
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 3. 
    How often do you get over-stimulated when you listen to other people?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 4. 
    Do you listen only for facts?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 5. 
    How often do you find yourself NOT taking notes, or NOT adapting to the speaker's pattern?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 6. 
    How often do you FAKE paying attention to the speaker?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 7. 
    How often do you tolerate distractions?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 8. 
    How often do you avoid/block out difficult material or topics when listening?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 9. 
    How often do you find your emotions working against you when you're trying to listen? (You get upset or excited and limit your listening).
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Never

  • 10. 
    How often are you distracted by unusually slow or unusually fast speakers?
    • A. 

      Almost Always

    • B. 

      Usually

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Seldom

    • E. 

      Almost Always