My colleague Bucky Sebastian sometimes describes a person as “Hard of Listening.”
This is his play on the words “hard of hearing.”
A person speaks about 225 words per minutes. But the mind can hear over 500 words per minute.
So when “listening” we dual task, shift attention, or think about our reply.
One observer commented: “No one ever listened his way out of a job.”
Whose voice did you miss today?