Listening = being affected by what others say

A nice definition from What's Best Next:

Listening is not simply, or mainly, hearing what the other person is saying. It is thinking about what they are saying, and doing so from their point of view.

Implication: This includes a willingness to be influenced by others. If you are generally unaffected by what other people say, you aren't listening.

H/T Bron for sharing this on Google Reader!