How to Be a Skillfull Eavesdropper

Four Parts:FocusingBeing Able To Hear The SpeakerKeeping SecretTaking Action

Jackpot! Your grandma is talking to your mom about what she got you for your birthday this year! Only problem? You can't hear a word she's saying! This article will teach you how to become a stealthy, skillful eavesdropper! Read on from step one below.

Part 1
Focusing

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    Focus only on what you want to hear. Try to tune out all other noises.
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    Think only about what you are hearing. Don't let random thoughts distract you.
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    If you have to, put yourself into a closet or a small, quiet place like that to eliminate distractions.

Part 2
Being Able To Hear The Speaker

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    Go into a room will little to no background noises. Put your ear to the door and try to focus on listening to the speaker.
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    Put your cell phone in the room the speaker is in. Make sure your phone is on silent. Using the house phone or another phone, call your cell phone, sneak into the room and press "talk" on your phone and go back into the room or closet you were in. You should be able to hear everything. Be sure not to make noise, as the speaker may hear you over the phone.
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    Eliminate all background noise. Is your TV on? Turn it off. Is your little sibling bugging you? Lock yourself in your room. Without background noise, you will be able to hear a whole lot better!
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    Remember every detail you hear. If you can't exactly hear the speaker, you can piece the details you DID hear together and get the basic idea.
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    Crack the door open a bit, but not so much that it is obvious. Remember, you are trying to stay a SECRET!

Part 3
Keeping Secret

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    Don't go under a table or chair. It will be really obvious that you are there. Instead, try to be near the speaker, but not in the same room.
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    Go somewhere where people don't usually go. A closet is a good place to eavesdrop. Nobody will know you are there.
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    Don't wear shoes that make noise, jewelery that makes noise, or really anything that makes noise.
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    Make sure there are no pets around, especially dogs. They may bark at you and give you away.
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    Don't let any siblings know, especially younger siblings. Siblings will be siblings, and they will probably tell on you.
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    Don't let anyone hear you. Try to keep quiet when eavesdropping.
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    Don't let anyone see you. Not only will they think you are a stalker, but they will tell the speaker.

Part 4
Taking Action

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    It depends on why you were eavesdropping. If you heard something serious, or otherwise dangerous, tell a trusted adult.
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    If you heard people making fun of you or something along those lines, confront the person, but don't reveal that you heard them talking about you.
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    If it was something silly, like what you got for your birthday or a funny secret about a family member, keep it to yourself. Now you know something you shouldn't!
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    And that is how you skillfully eavesdrop! Enjoy learning secrets!
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