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* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' Prince [[UpperClassTwit Raji Shenazard]] responds to Shirayuki returning to Tanburn and requesting the cure to the poison he used to poison someone who had helped her while she fled his attempt to force her to be his concubine by acting like she is deeply in love with him and that he is being magnanimous by letting her become his concubine instead of addressing the fact that he is giving her a ScarpiaUltimatum. She briefly wonders to herself if he's suffering auditory hallucinations but it seems he just has never been told no before in his life.

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* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' Prince [[UpperClassTwit Raji Shenazard]] Shenazard responds to Shirayuki returning to Tanburn and requesting the cure to the poison he used to poison someone who had helped her while she fled his attempt to force her to be his concubine by acting like she is deeply in love with him and that he is being magnanimous by letting her become his concubine instead of addressing the fact that he is giving her a ScarpiaUltimatum. She briefly wonders to herself if he's suffering auditory hallucinations but it seems he has just has never been told no before in his life.

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* In ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' Prince [[UpperClassTwit Raji Shenazard]] responds to Shirayuki returning to Tanburn and requesting the cure to the poison he used to poison someone who had helped her while she fled his attempt to force her to be his concubine by acting like she is deeply in love with him and that he is being magnanimous by letting her become his concubine instead of addressing the fact that he is giving her a ScarpiaUltimatum. She briefly wonders to herself if he's suffering auditory hallucinations but it seems he just has never been told no before in his life.


** In the main story, Sigrun, the crew's captain, can get like this towards discordant voices, especially Mikkel's. She's incidentally Aksel's great-granddaughter.

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** In the main story, Sigrun, the crew's captain, can get like this towards discordant voices, especially Mikkel's. SpeechbubblesInterruption is a regular occurrence on her part. She's incidentally Aksel's great-granddaughter.



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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'':
** In the DistantPrologue, the only road in and out of Aksel's remote village being broken means that a man doing a supply run by boat is his only potential means to move his grandmother from a nearby city and keep her relatively safe from an upcoming epidemic. The man doing the supply run wasn't exactly planning to bring passengers back and tries to tell it to Aksel, but Aksel answers as if he had said "Yes, no problem".
** In the main story, Sigrun, the crew's captain, can get like this towards discordant voices, especially Mikkel's. She's incidentally Aksel's great-granddaughter.


* Exaggerated in the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stan Goes on the Pill", where men can only hear a faint hiss when forced to listen to a woman talk. Stan takes am experimental CIA pill that allows him to bridge the barrier and listen to Francine, but because he couldn't listen to the female scientist's advice about the dosage, he ends up turning into a woman.

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* Exaggerated in the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stan Goes on the Pill", where men can only hear a faint hiss when forced to listen to a woman talk. Stan takes am an experimental CIA pill that allows him to bridge the barrier and listen to Francine, but because he couldn't listen to the female scientist's advice about the dosage, he ends up turning into a woman.



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** Triple that for the jury itself. He specifically told Danielle (a former finalist, by the way, so she understands how the process works): "I'm not going to sit here and tell you what you want to hear, I'm going to tell you the truth." Whoops.


This character never listens. Either due to hearing problems, [[ItsAllAboutMe vanity,]] [[{{Jerkass}} rudeness,]] [[TheDitz stupidity,]] [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny inattentiveness]] or [[CloudCuckooLander being in a different place as everyone else]] they'll barely or never get the message that someone else is trying to tell them.

In the case of someone who's vain, a jerk or off in his own world this sometimes involves [[RapidFireInterrupting actively interrupting other people.]] Other times they'll have to be repeated to, their responses [[NonSequitur won't match what they're responding to,]] or they'll only be paying half-attention and have to be told things that have already been said in the conversation at a previous moment.

This is a bad combination when paired with someone who's BerserkButton is having to repeat themselves. Of course, due to this person having terrible listening skills they probably won't recognize the pattern.

Husbands and boyfriends in media are portrayed as not being able to listen to their significant others.

An AbsentMindedProfessor tends to be this. Compare ComicallyMissingThePoint since this might be the reason and StoppedReadingTooSoon when it comes to reading something. Related to WontTakeYesForAnAnswer. Not to be confused with NotListeningToMeAreYou, which is a common reaction to this trope.

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This character never listens. Either due to hearing problems, [[ItsAllAboutMe vanity,]] vanity]], [[{{Jerkass}} rudeness,]] rudeness]], [[TheDitz stupidity,]] stupidity]], [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny inattentiveness]] or [[CloudCuckooLander being in a different place as everyone else]] else]], they'll barely or never get the message that someone else is trying to tell them.

In the case of someone who's vain, a jerk or off in his own world this sometimes involves [[RapidFireInterrupting actively interrupting other people.]] people]]. Other times they'll have to be repeated to, their responses [[NonSequitur won't match what they're responding to,]] to]], or they'll only be paying half-attention and have to be told things that have already been said in the conversation at a previous moment.

This is a bad combination when paired with someone who's whose BerserkButton is having to repeat themselves. Of course, due to this person having terrible listening skills skills, they probably won't recognize the pattern.

Husbands and boyfriends in media are often portrayed as not being able to listen to their significant others.

An AbsentMindedProfessor tends to be this. Compare ComicallyMissingThePoint ComicallyMissingThePoint, since this might be the reason reason, and StoppedReadingTooSoon when it comes to reading something. Related to WontTakeYesForAnAnswer. Not to be confused with NotListeningToMeAreYou, which is a common reaction to this trope.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "Listen Up", this becomes a problem for Carver when he and his friends sign up to be helpers to help kids get over worrying about middle school and Carver doesn't help his kid by not listening to his problems. He spends the rest of the episode learning how to listen and comes to a realization when people don't listen to his problem. He eventually makes it up to his kid by the end.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "Listen Up", this becomes a problem for Carver when he and his friends sign up to be helpers to help kids get over worrying about middle school and Carver doesn't help his kid by not listening to his problems. He spends the rest of the episode learning how to listen and comes to a realization when people don't listen to his problem. He eventually makes it up to his kid by the end.end.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "Listen Up", this becomes a problem for Carver when he and his friends sign up to be helpers to help kids get over worrying about middle school and Carver doesn't help his kid by not listening to his problems. He spends the rest of the episode learning how to listen and comes to a realization when people don't listen to his problem. He eventually makes it up to his kid by the end.

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* PoorCommunicationKills

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "Listen Up", this becomes a problem for Carver when he and his friends sign up to be helpers to help kids get over worrying about middle school and Carver doesn't help his kid by not listening to his problems. He spends the rest of the episode learning how to listen and comes to a realization when people don't listen to his problem. He eventually makes it up to his kid by the end.

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* PoorCommunicationKills
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-> ''"Are you really listening... or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?"''
-->-- '''R. Montgomery'''

This character never listens. Either due to hearing problems, [[ItsAllAboutMe vanity,]] [[{{Jerkass}} rudeness,]] [[TheDitz stupidity,]] [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny inattentiveness]] or [[CloudCuckooLander being in a different place as everyone else]] they'll barely or never get the message that someone else is trying to tell them.

In the case of someone who's vain, a jerk or off in his own world this sometimes involves [[RapidFireInterrupting actively interrupting other people.]] Other times they'll have to be repeated to, their responses [[NonSequitur won't match what they're responding to,]] or they'll only be paying half-attention and have to be told things that have already been said in the conversation at a previous moment.

This is a bad combination when paired with someone who's BerserkButton is having to repeat themselves. Of course, due to this person having terrible listening skills they probably won't recognize the pattern.

Husbands and boyfriends in media are portrayed as not being able to listen to their significant others.

An AbsentMindedProfessor tends to be this. Compare ComicallyMissingThePoint since this might be the reason and StoppedReadingTooSoon when it comes to reading something. Related to WontTakeYesForAnAnswer. Not to be confused with NotListeningToMeAreYou, which is a common reaction to this trope.

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* A RunningGag throughout the ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' series is Professor Calculus ''never'' hearing correctly what Captain Haddock has to say. To be fair to the Professor, he ''is'' hard of hearing, but his deafness seems to become stronger any time Haddock (and ''only'' Haddock) says something (even if he's yelling it aloud).

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* Christine in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is both dimwitted and self-centered, to the point where Agnes tells her her father is the Emperor of Klatch and her mother is a small tray of raspberry pastries without any of it registering.

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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', whenever Barney claims to be Ted's best friend, Ted always corrects him that it's Marshall. Barney always bulldozes this by continuing "and as your best friend . . . "
* In ''Series/{{Survivor}}'': Heroes Vs Villains, Russell Hantz. When his fellow Villains suggested getting rid of Sandra before the merge, he went after Courtney instead. When Parvati insisted Sandra would be more dangerous than Jerri in front of the jury, guess which of the two was the next one to go.

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* The Pointy-Haired Boss from Creator/ScottAdams' ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' is legendary in-universe for selective hearing. This can both frustrate his underlings, or in some cases, they can exploit this flaw.

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* Amaterasu, the Sun Goddesss and the playable character in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', has a very, ''very'' short attention span and is prone to napping in the middle of other characters explaining something to her.

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* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', Homestar is prone to this, being both TheDitz and a CloudCuckoolander. For example, in "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE161FourBranches 4 branches]]" , Coach Z tries to warn Homestar about the dangers of exposing a "[[MadeOfExplodium flame pro-tardant]] polymascotfoamalate" costume to a campfire. Homestar zones out and imagines a commercial for polymascotfoamalate from the 1930s, then concludes "So I should be perfectly safe!" Then merrily goes on building a campfire ''inside'' the costume.

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* Middle Manager Kornada in Mark Stanley's ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is told by his robots that a raging hurricane necessitates an evacuation in the Friday 24 March 2000 strip. This hopeless ObstructiveBureaucrat won't budge, because "... it's not on the schedule." Florence has to trick him in order to get him to the evacuation point on the roof.

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* Exaggerated in the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Stan Goes on the Pill", where men can only hear a faint hiss when forced to listen to a woman talk. Stan takes am experimental CIA pill that allows him to bridge the barrier and listen to Francine, but because he couldn't listen to the female scientist's advice about the dosage, he ends up turning into a woman.
* Jason from ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' sometimes has this problem. In Season 4 "The Heart Smashers", after Brendon told him and Melissa how he's going to avoid Fenton after firing him and ending their friendship, Jason admits he wasn't listening. When Jason and Melissa are talking to Brendon about rehiring Fenton again, Jason thought they were going to hire Walter and Perry until Melissa corrects him.
-->'''Melissa''': You have to pay attention better, Jason. Okay?
-->'''Jason''': Um... what?
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "Listen Up", this becomes a problem for Carver when he and his friends sign up to be helpers to help kids get over worrying about middle school and Carver doesn't help his kid by not listening to his problems. He spends the rest of the episode learning how to listen and comes to a realization when people don't listen to his problem. He eventually makes it up to his kid by the end.

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* PoorCommunicationKills

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