Worse, they ended up being misunderstood.
The tongue in cheek manner of putting things in perspective by using a Flat Brain Theory was a very jovial way of creating interest on how the human emotion and thought works – by giving clear cut examples on as to how or why we get upset and get tensed when caught in “I don’t ever get listened to” situations and how what we can do about it. (Petersen 2007)
Why don’t we listen better gives excellent and effective examples on how therapists or pastors can deal with people who are having trouble communicating and having listening problems. Not only that, but the book is a must-read for those who want to know the rules on how they can possibly turn their enemies into friends or how people can save their relationships from turning sour.
This book is highly recommended for it offers skills that are possible and yet, well-researched, that can be used in counseling, on dates, on families, on offices and mostly on anything and everything.
The book highlights on the difference of “listening” from “hearing”. That communication is merely not just all about exchanging words but is all about having engaging relationships by “reading between the lines.”
In proper communication, the relationship is enhanced, not going downhill. It is a classic eye-opener to those who think they know better. This book can open one’s eyes and see his wife or friend’s point of view and feelings all the more. And that good s listening skill is a habit that needs to be learned, understood and developed.
One of the best parts of this book is that it gives handy tools for practice – it can definitely provoke thoughts and feelings. Not to mention, light and with a touch of humor: how can we possibly combat the most challenging communication problem? By listening well, we win.
The listening techniques shown in the book are