Listen: Offer Deep Presence
Listening activates the part of our brains hardwired for empathy, helps quiet down the stress response in others, lets us provide loving care simply by being present quietly, helps us truly nurture our children and raise them well, and saves us all from a feeling of existential aloneness. Listening is actually a miraculous ability that is very uniquely human. Answer these twenty questions to find out about your own capacity for listening to others.
A Bit About This Quiz
The quiz you are about to take is adapted from The Love and Longevity scale, which was created and tested by Dr. Stephen Post and colleagues of his at the University of Miami. It allows you to self-rate ten different giving behaviors. Score yourself now, and then again as you change and grow in your ways of giving. Please try to click the one option that best reflects your opinion about whether or not each statement below describes you or experiences that you have had. There are no correct answers, so please respond as honestly as possible to each one. To learn more about weaving generous behavior into your own life and becoming a happier, healthier person, buy the book HERE.