Summary Of Michael Nicholas's 'Why Don' T People Listen

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In Michael Nicholas’s “Why don’t People Listen?” he explains the process of communication and the reasons why people do not listen to each other. People assume the reason that they are not listening is because they are selfish or inconsiderate, but the problem is that the listening process is complex. For instance, the husband assumed that his wife was not interesting in his job, so he never communicated with his wife. Then Nicholas suggested to the husband that he should imagine talking to someone that he felt was normally interested in his job. Therefore, this situation opened up the flow of communication between the wife and his husband. People may not listen because they have had a bad day or they have other things on their mind, so they
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