The character for “listen” in Chinese is 聽. This clearly shows the important elements that one needs in order to be a “good listener.”
First, one needs to have ears (耳) and respects the period of listening.
Next, righteousness (壬) and good will are what makes a person a good listener.
Third, ten (十) pairs of eyes (目). A good listener is someone who makes good eye contact and does not interrupt what is being communicated.
Fourth, a good listener is attentive and focuses only (one) (一) on the speaker(s).
Last, a good listener cares with his/her heart (心). He/She shows empathy for what the other person has to say.