So, if you tend to pluck harder when you’re not plugged into an amp or headphones are you aware that you’re doing that? Several of you have said that you are. Just what are you “practicing” if you’re oblivious to or you’re not correcting such a serious bad habit? You know you’re playing in a way that’s either wrong or not helpful to your playing, so DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! e.g. It’s not only about hearing yourself, you should develop awareness of your touch (both hands) when playing.