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The art of trying to appear to be listening to someone, but just reacting to the last thing they said in an agreeing manner.
I was talking to my buddy Bob about my daily grind with work, and my wife making a big deal about the "hassle" taking our daughter to Disney Land.

He replied with "Yeah, Disney Land can be pretty stressful." ... He totally missed my point, typical Reactive Listening!

Antonym: Active Listening
by Kuhnaydeein June 30, 2014
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