Listening, non-peer

Non-peer listening is a behaviour typical of poor listening, adopted by people when they communicate with experts, i.e. persons who have superior knowledge in a specific subject. Non-peer listening means that the connection between speaker and listener is lost. This happens when the listener does not understand the content of the message, for whatever reasons, and – out of shyness or a perceived form of respect – cannot express his/her unease and ask.

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