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  • June 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This is brilliant.

    I think I almost do this with someone I know and love at the moment.

    I do occasionally say something about me triggered by something they have said but on the whole do lots of active listening followed by questions. This article will encourage me to continue that.

    My one issue though is coming across as false or listening TOO much. I also sometimes wonder if I bore the other person by rarely having anything to say about myself or not trying enough to impress them with anecdotes of my own or witty one liners.

    On the whole it seems to work and we have very long intense talks where sometimes, quite naturally, I do add little bits about myself. They leave me feeling happy and I hope the other person too.

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