Not true. I wish I still had the link to the report which covers active listening and passive-listening. Passive listening is like that of listening to a song. You hear it, but it requires no attention on your part. Active listening, such as a phone call, requires much more attention as you must pay complete attention in order to respond to a question or provide feedback.
listening to a song is not the same as singing along to a song, you are paying attention to the lyrics to sing along to it. listening to a talk radio show that gets you heated is not the same as passive listening. passive listening is like listening to white noise, it is there but you pay no mind to it. active listening is what a lot of people do to memorize songs, sing along to songs, listen and comprehend what is going on in a talk show. I will turn on a pop station and it will be white noise to me, howard stern touches something I don't like and my blood starts to boil and I start paying less attention to the road and more attention to him. Ever get into an argument with someone...try listening to someone you strongly do not agree with in a topic, maybe michael moore, and do anything at the same time...the thing you are doing, you will be doing slower and much less precise. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out or an article.
active vs passivehttp://fourgrainer.c...sive-listening/
The minute that you listen/pay attention to what you are hearing you go from passive to active.