What Are Some Examples of Passive Listening?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 2:14:05 PM ET
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An example of passive listening is when someone is talking to another, but the other person is only hearing the words as background noise and not particularly involving himself in the listening process. Unlike active listening, which may include focusing on the speaker's words in order to understand them, passive listening is essentially just hearing.

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