Freebie Friday! Conversation Peace

So many of you responded the last time we gave away Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian that we are giving it away again.

See if you recognize any of these types of listening patterns outlined in the study.

Assuming Alice can finish all your sentences, assuming she knows what you think and feel. She does not hear when you offer new or different information.

Defensive Dana is distrustful and touchy. She sees your remarks as personal attacks. Dana perceives that you are out to get her, so she is closed to hearing anything you have to say about her behavior.

Ambushing Amanda appears to listen carefully, but only because she is collecting information with which to attack you. She hears your words, but her goal is to use them later as ammunition.

Self-Centered Samantha manages to turn any conversation into an opportunity to showcase her own accomplishments and perspectives. All that matters to Sam is that you know what she thinks.

Solution Sally knows how to fix everything. Before she has even heard you out, she knows what you ought to do.

Denying Darla denies the significance of situations and your right to your feelings. “You shouldn’t feel that way,” and “Don’t make such a big deal out of it” are her mottos?

Do you recognize yourself in any of these profiles? Log on to the giveaway widget below and then leave us a comment about it. I’ll chose one of you to win Conversation Peace.

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Erin is passionate about pointing young women toward God's Truth. She is the author of several books and a frequent speaker and blogger to women of all ages. Erin lives on a small farm in the midwest with her husband and kids. When she's not writing, you can find her herding goats, chickens, and children.

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