Listening skills are imperative to participating happily and healthily in a speaking society with and without words! Through my learning I have found out that many times our body language will signal that "we" are not listening. This is because we communicate with our biological behavior, there actually has to be no dialogue in communication. Sometimes we over speak or over hear and fail to listen to important communication or doctrine. Sometimes you just start dancing! Listening has a purpose and interpreting the message in important. I remember someone "signing off" in a conversation by saying "see you soon" after I explained I wouldn't be making it to an event. Some would experience confusion and think that means the person thinks they should be there or that they did not read the message properly. I can clearly see the over arching schedule and relationship I have with the person. Soon means at some point and I would know when if I am comprehending our life scheduling and also that we would most likely have dinner and drinks if that concluded. That can be damaging to miss in communication. The difference between the response to the message and the relationship between the speaker and listener. Without healthy and proper listening you may DO the exact opposite of what you agreed to or agree that you will know how to reroute yourself if in error. The first definition of listening is to give one's attention to a sound. People who have heard some of my commentary about "out of place noises" would heed the warning if they understood what it was signaling through the long haul. Also some people are making decision making starting with "outfit", when they cannot understand "feet", and walking or moving with purpose. They miss that a shoe is for protection from something on the ground in the area. They will see people's fashion when they are fully dressed and not perform or have performed any of the essential task and duties that go along with this attire. This is causing problems to people with stable behaviors and being stylish in what they already know is a protective feature. The first issue is when someone cannot see that they have launched an attack because they confuse the protective layer as fashion without understanding the purpose. Some people use terms and slogans to be argumentative. Encouraging someone to speak less and listen more is positive, however, it will not make sense if you keep commenting or complain on the actions that the person is taking. Communication is for lacking. If you choose to do nothing, then there will also be an action in the void or presence that addresses you communicating that this person or their issue does not matter. Listen.