Self-disclosure is a form of interpersonal communication that helps the listener understand the speaker's unique thoughts, perspectives and identity, according to Oregon State University. Through voluntarily revealing in... More »

An example of self-disclosure is a mental health professional revealing personal information to a client, according to mental health counselor Barbara LoFrisco. Mental health professionals sometimes share personal detail... More »

Low self-esteem impacts relationships by precipitating a negativity that makes it difficult for a person to share and accept love and affection from other people. People with low self-esteem find it difficult to form mea... More »

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The difference between passive and active listening is that an active listener engages with the speaker while a passive listener simply receives the message without giving any external indications. Active listening has b... More »

Internal noise consists of distractions inside the brain, such as thoughts, that interrupt the communication process. Internal noise occurs while a person is trying to speak. It can cause the person to lose sight of what... More »

A referential listener is a person who listens to something and is instantly reminded of something else. The most common type of referential listening is listening to a song and having the music bring up a memory. More »

A truly compassionate person is selflessly concerned with the struggles of others as a empathetic listener, an eager volunteer, a loyal friend and a sacrificial servant. Compassion is a sympathetic consciousness of other... More »