We have always been told that being a good communicator means being a good listener. But, there are other benefits of being a good listener too.
Being a good listener leads to a more complete day-to-day life. A good listener always comes across as a wise person, who can understand and empathize with others. The good listening skills leads to more meaningful relations and less frustrating situations in our daily life. I recently came across an article from Darius Foroux which says that being a good listener can also enhance your writing skills