TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

GOOD LISTENING SKILLS



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Engaging with people in a way that they know they have been heard and understood

DESCRIPTION:
Characters with this talent must pay close attention to people, hearing what they say and comprehending what they mean. This may be out of a desire to be a supportive listener or to facilitate understanding between people, cultures, or groups with different focuses, concerns, or standpoints. 

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Intense focus
The ability to pay attention for long periods of time without being distracted
Having good recall
Understanding subtext (what is not being said, as well as what is)
Empathy, but also some emotional distance to remain objective
Strong communication skills
Good judgment (knowing what to share and what not to)

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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