Writing Assignment 2: Listening Styles
Assignment Directions: Spring 2019
The revised Listening Styles Profile (LSP-R) measures four constructs including relational listening, analytical listening,
task-oriented listening and critical listening (Bodie, Worthington & Gearhart, 2013) styles are outlined in chapter 7 of
your textbook. For this writing assignment, you are asked to complete the Listening Styles Profile (LSP-R) and then
answer the following prompts.
Take time to read each of the following and assess how each statement applies to you by marking your level of
agreement/disagreement with each item. Do not think of any specific listening situation. The stronger you disagree with a
statement the lower the number you will write in the far right column next to the statement. The stronger you agree with a
statement, the higher the number you will write down. Your score for each item should reflect the following: Strongly
Disagree = 1, Disagree =2, Somewhat Disagree =3, Unsure = 4, Somewhat Agree = 5, Agree = 6, Strongly Agree = 7.
Calculate your scores for each of the four categories.
When listening to others, it is important to understand the feelings of the speaker.
When listening to others, I am mainly concerned with how they are feeling.
I listen to understand the emotions and mood of the speaker.
I listen primarily to build and maintain relationships with others.
I enjoy listening to others because it allows me to connect with them.
When listening to others, I focus on understanding the feelings behind words.
Relational Listening Total Score
I wait until all the facts are presented before forming judgments and opinions.
I tend to withhold judgment about another’s ideas until I have heard everything they have to say.
When listening to others, I attempt to withhold making an opinion until I’ve heard their entire message.
When listening to others, I consider all sides of the issue before responding.
I fully listen to what a person has to say before forming any opinions.
To be fair to others, I fully listen to what they have to say before making judgments.
Analytical Listening Total Score
I am impatient with people who ramble on during conversations.
I get frustrated when people get off topic during a conversation.
When listening to others, I become impatient when they appear to be wasting time.
I prefer speakers who quickly get to the point.
I find it difficult to listen to people who take too long to get their ideas across.
When listening to others, I appreciate speakers who give brief, to the-point presentations.
Task-Oriented Listening Total Score