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How To Handle “Predatory Listening”

How To Handle “Predatory Listening”

How To Handle “Predatory Listening”

  • Time Investment: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Date Published: 02/24/2021

While someone is upset or hurt they may "listen" to us to gather evidence for a rebuttal, to assert or validate a preconceived idea, and so on. When in this "predatory listening" mode, the "listener's" needs overshadow relational values like understanding, connection, or mutuality. In response to this we can consider our purpose, affirm any positive intent or need in what they say, and ask direct, honest questions.

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