I’m going admit something that I’m not proud of…but hey, every character in a story needs to have one great downfall.
I’m a terrible listener.
It’s true! I very frequently listen to only about half of what people tell me. My mind just wanders so quickly and I just catch enough words to get the general idea of what they are talking about. It’s a terrible habit, because people ask me to recall things and I can’t remember because I wasn’t really listening in the first place! I just finished reading The Hunger Games series audiobooks and I’m going to have to listen to them about three more times to actually get the full story. My mind…it just…
This is my endless resolution, to be a better listener. I frequently have to remind myself to listen and not talk before I go to social gatherings. But what can I say? I take after my grandma and my dad who are big-time gabbers.
That’s why blogging is so great for me. I love email, I love instant messenger. I can go back whenever I want and re-read the conversation so that I can get every detail. If you really want me to listen to you, WRITE ME.
I’m so sorry.
What is your downfall?