I have always been sensitive to the issue of being a good listener. Giving undivided attention to the other party during a conversation, in my mind, shows interest and respect. On the other hand, body language always tells me when I am not being listened to and I am left feeling that what I am saying is not important and is lacking in some way. Listening, truly listening, impacts many aspects of our lives and at so many different levels. The following article is the best that I have ever read on this subject.