Reasons for poor listening: message overload, too many things we are bombarded with it once. Rapid thought, thinking about personal interests whilesomeone talks to us. Psychological noise, wrapped up in personal concerns that I have more immediate importance to us then the messages that others are sending to us. Physical noise, loud music traffic or other things that interfere with our ability to hear well. Hearing problems, sometimes people have a hearing problem that prevents them from understanding what we are saying for example in my life my cousin has hearing loss. Faulty assumptions, giving people a mental brush off because we assume their remarks don't have much value.