What type of listener are you?

The first building block to mastering communication is not about expression. It’s about listening. Everyone has a listening type. What's yours?

Answer these 20 questions to find out and gain valuable insights on how to rapidly improve your communication skills.

Brought to you from the minds behind CQ: Communication Quotient(™): renowned neuroscientists, clinical psychologists and communication experts.

I feel comfortable
sharing my opinion


I have to interrupt people a lot so we can get to the point


The idea of multi-tasking makes me feel


I am most likely to be
the one who said

I am most likely to be the one who said


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My brain spends
more time


Some of my conversations go wrong because


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On video calls I usually have              screens open


All feedback is good feedback


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That pause in conversation is a chance to

I am most likely to be the one who said


I'd prefer to have a conversation


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I find most conversations redundant


Time to meet your listening type.

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The four Listening Types are brought to you by the minds behind CQ: Communication Quotient(™). Based on psychology, neuroscience and communication research, our test assesses your habits and tendencies - how you think, your internal monologue and how you act - to help you better understand who you are and how you communicate with the world around you. 

Remember, the four Listening Types aren’t black and white. While there is probably one type that best describes your style, you may change at different points in your life or even throughout your day! Ultimately, listening is a central part of communication and plays a vital role in understanding and connecting with others. So think of these as useful frameworks that can help point you in the right direction towards achieving agile, focused and smarter interactions, powering your unique potential.

Interested? Learn more about our Active Listening course