Personal Listening Profile® Online

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Online Personal Listening Profile

Most of the problems we encounter in organizations would be well served by more communication between the parties involved. But quantity of communication does not always equal quality.  We often just miss each other in dialog.

Why is that?

Different situations require different personal listening approaches. This understanding is essential to good communication.  The Personal Listening Profile® helps people become active, purposeful listeners in a wide variety of situations for more productive communication.

What is the Personal Listening Profile?

The Personal Listening Profile helps individuals:

  • discover their natural approach to listening
  • capitalize on their listening strengths
  • learn how different listening approaches impact listening effectiveness
  • improve their ability to understand the purpose of different communications
  • use listening approaches appropriate to the situation
  • overcome listening barriers and reduce conflict
  • enhance individual and team performance

How will the Personal Listening Profile Help?

It’s estimated that people screen out or change the intended purpose of what they hear in over 70% of all communications. The biggest factor contributing to such miscommunications is our listening approach. Behavioral research shows that people listen with a preferred listening approach. The Personal Listening Profile® describes five listening approaches:

  • Appreciative: Listens in a relaxed manner, seeking enjoyment, entertainment, or inspiration
  • Empathic: Listens without judging, is supportive of the speaker, and learns from the experiences of others
  • Comprehensive: Listens to organize and make sense of information by understanding relationships among ideas
  • Discerning: Listens to get complete information, understand the main message, and determine important details
  • Evaluative: Listens in order to make a decision based on information provided and may accept or reject message based on personal beliefs.
Understanding personal listening approaches are key to good communication.  Communication is one of the most important skills in the workplace (and in life!). Effective listening skills are crucial to communicating productively both inside and outside the organization.  We offer the following quantity discounts for the Personal Listening profile. Please note that the below prices indicate the cost of each individual profile within that quantity range.

What Does the Personal Listening Profile Cost?

Quantity Price Per Profile
1 - 24
25 - 49
50 - 74

Instant Results

The Personal Listening Profile with Instant Results will show the assessment results immediately.

Emailed Results

The Personal Listening Profile with Emailed Results won’t show results immediately. We will send the results to an email address of your choice. Results can take up to 1-business day.

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