Think about a time when you were asked to listen to a friend, a coworker, a lecture, a sermon, etc. Briefly explain the context of the situation. What type of listening was needed in this situation? Appreciative, Empathic, Comprehensive, and/or Critical? (You could have more than one answer here.) How did you come to this answer? What personal listening style were you using in the situation outlined above? People—Oriented, Action—Oriented, Content—Oriented, and/or Time—Oriented. Do you find yourself using one style more often than others? Which one? What do you think that says about you as a listener?.