I guess there is a term for what I do to make people open up and talk to me. It's active listening which involves listening without interrupting. More people need to listen because then you have everything you need to formulate a response. It's a useful trait to develop in a social, business or academic environment. It would prevent so many misunderstandings. Life would be more tranquil and tranquil is good ;).
[Listening to: Come On - Ben Jelen - One Tree Hill - Enhanced Soundtrack Season 1 (3:42)]