Think back over conversations you have had with friends, family members, co-workers, or classmates. Select a conversation in which the other person wanted to talk about something that was troubling him or her. As you replay this conversation in your mind, think about how well you did in terms of empathic listening. Develop a 1,050-word analysis including: Explain whether you found yourself being critical when the person really just needed someone to listen. Identify whether you let the person know, by your words or actions, you cared about his or her dilemma, even if you were not able to help in any other way. Analyze your listening performance. Note: Be sure not to disclose any private information; you can change the names of the people involved or the circumstances as needed to maintain privacy. Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Individual Assignment: Empathetic Listening Scenario Purpose of Assignment The purpose of this assignment is to have students reflect upon a conversation they have had with friends, family members, co-workers, or classmates, and analyze their own listening performance to determine if empathic listening was applied. The goal of empathic listening is to understand the speaker’s feelings, needs, and wants so that you can appreciate his or her point of view, regardless of whether one shares that perspective. By listening in an empathic way, it helps the individual release emotions that can prevent a calm, clear-headed approach to the subject, only offering advice if a person asks for it, and not judging the speaker’s feelings. Instead, it lets the person know that his or her feelings are validated. Resources Required Pg. 44, Business Communication Essentials Grading Guide Content Met Partially Met Not Met Comments: The student will select a conversation in which the other person wanted to talk about something that was troubling him or her. As you replay this conversation in your mind, think about how well you did in terms of empathic listening. The student will explain whether they found themselves being critical when the person really just needed to someone to listen to them. The student will identify whether they let the person know by their words or actions, that they cared about his or her dilemma, even if they were not able to help in any other way. The student will analyze their listening performance The paper is 1,050 words in length. Total Available Total Earned 7 #/7 Writing Guidelines Met Partially Met Not Met Comments: The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page. Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation. Total Available Total Earned 3 #/3 Assignment Total # 10 #/10