June 24, 2014 6:14 PM Subscribe
Why you're (probably) not a great communicator Why do we find communication so difficult?
posted by flex (23 comments total)
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One: No good role models
Two: Can you be ‘bad’ and yet still – overall – good?
Three: It will hurt you too much to hear this
Four: No one can understand me
Effectively communicating your feelings
: "I know that it can be hard to talk about your feelings. We’re not taught to do it, and we’re certainly not taught that it’s an important thing to learn. But it’s definitely a skill worth practicing. Because you’re worth being heard. I promise."
Effective Communication - Improving your Social Skills
"People aren’t born with good communication skills; like any other skill, they are learned through trial and error and repeated practice."
: What are the fundamentals of conversation skills?
: Some Common Conversation Mistakes
and Core Listening Skills
How Self-Awareness Leads to Effective Communication
: "Our previous experiences, believes, values, assumptions, judgments and bias influence the quality of our listening. Whenever we listen to something, we evaluate what we are hearing and this in turn triggers our emotional reactions and our judgment. If we hear something that contradicts our values or our interests, we tend to react, by becoming defensive; our ability to be effective listeners is hostage of our own filters."
Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve
: "...communicating with others can be a difficult and frustrating experience. There are times when we mean well, but because of the way we say what we say, our message is misunderstood, with unintended and undesirable consequences."
Other people see your problems more clearly than you do
5 steps to stop worrying what people think of you
previously on MeFi: 1 - 2 - 3
also previously: Brené Brown on shame & vulnerability (one, two)