"Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success."
– Paul J. Meyer
Most of us engage in communication every day. Most of us also know that 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.
Below are four of the most common mistakes we can make in interpersonal communication, which often lead to conflict and worsening of relationships.
The good news is that once we become aware of these poor habits, we can change the way we communicate, resulting in improved relationships. This article focuses mainly on recognizing ineffective communication.
For tips on effective communication, see links to resources posted below.
Via Dimitris Agorastos, David Hain