Did you know that listening is part of your personality? People are naturally good at listening to others, or they aren’t (although you can be taught to be better at it). When you hear a noise and apply meaning to that noise, you’re listening. Whether you’re actually paying attention is an entirely different story. Listening sometimes also consists of hearing and understanding things that aren’t actually being said. It’s also important to listen to yourself, your own body in particular. Are you hearing or are you listening?