8 Causes of Miscommunication and Misunderstanding (2022)

Ever since our ancestors uttered their first grunts, miscommunication has been a part of our daily lives.

A customer misreads a policy; a colleague misinterprets a to-do; a couple clashes over a misunderstanding of who was supposed to pick up the kid.

One would have thought that miscommunication would drop with the advancement of technology. Alas, this hasn't been the case. We're more connected than ever, yet we seem to stray only further from mutual understanding.

The first step is to understand where things are going wrong. Here are eight common causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding.

1

Implicit vs explicit communication

Sometimes we mean exactly what we say. "Hand me a cookie, please." But sometimes our explicit message doesn't fully concur with our intention. "Could you pass me that cookie?" "Yes, I could," my sister replies, as she grabs and eats it herself.

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Simple messages can be stuffed with implicitness. "Enjoy that cookie" could be a neutral message. But I could also say it in a way that makes my sister feel guilty, or makes her wonder whether this particular cookie has a special ingredient she didn't know about.

Miscommunication often stems from a misalignment of explicit and implicit meaning between the sender and receiver. Some people are straightforward; others expect you to read between the lines.

Phrasing your messages in an explicit manner prevents miscommunication. This is especially recommended in high-stake circumstances or when you don't know the other person well. If you're a service rep dealing with a new customer, for example, you'd better err on the side of explicitness.

There's a tension between politeness and directness here. To make questions or commands more polite, we wrap them in indirectness. "Give me your phone number" , turns into, "would you mind giving me your phone number?" .

You couldn't skip this process entirely, but it helps to be aware of its implications.

2

Written vs verbal

The carrier of the message, or the channel, is another common cause of miscommunication. Verbal channels like phone or voice mail are better carriers for implicit meaning, while written channels like email or live chat are better for explicit communication.

There's an infinite number of ways to pronounce the word "no." In written communication the interpretation is fully left to the receiver, making miscommunication easier.

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The advantages of written communication, then, are its search- and storability. You rely less on the focus and working memory of your listener, as he can simply read back on what's been said.

So writing is prone to implicit, and voice prone to explicit miscommunication.

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Emoji are one tool to limit the risk of missing the mark when writing. Emily Triplett Lentz from Help Scout wrote a post about how emoji and exclamation marks can make your emails more friendly.

3

Competitive conversation forms

Many of our conversations take on counterproductive forms in which each side is merely out to seek status. In "12 Rules for Life" , Jordan B. Peterson discusses a few of such forms he encountered in his career as a psychologistand which you’ll be sure to recognize.

  • The stronger story. One person tells a good story. Instead of simply appreciating it, the other person only tries to top it. If the original storyteller returns the favor, such dialogues can quickly spin out of control to increasingly improbable storylines.
  • Waiting to make your point. Instead of listening fully to what the other person is saying, you’re just thinking about how you can jump in to make your own point.
  • Victory for the point of view. Most discussions develop into this one. Instead of discussing to learn something new, people discuss with the sole purpose of claiming victory of the other person’s point of view.

The downside of conversational forms like these ones is that they prevent us from getting closer to understanding . If your ego is invested in your argument, you’re not able to change your mind without losing your face.

4

Negativity bias

This is our mind's tendency to interpret ambiguity as negative.

When you walk into a dark room, you don't imagine bumping into a pot of gold; you imagine a killer clown lurking under the bed.

The negativity bias is a major cause of miscommunication as well. With multiple possible interpretations, we orient towards the negative. Your boyfriend's "seen" your last message but hasn't replied yet? Probably he's too busy cheating on you.

The negativity bias is especially pervasive in written channels because the receiver has to do the implicit interpretation. In his tips on working remotely – which often involves heavy reliance on chat – Gregory Ciotti recommends to always assume miscommunication over malice .

When you're the sender, keep the negativity bias in mind and include a positive emoji in messages that could be interpreted the wrong way. For more tips on how to conquer the negativity bias, take a look at our video below.

5

Poor listening skills

In his Ted talk, Julian Treasure argues that we're rapidly losing our listening skills. Our apps have thrown us in a constant state of distraction; our headphones lock us in a private bubble.

Indeed, plenty of today's miscommunication can be blamed on the receiver's inability to focus. If you want to sharpen your listening skills, Treasure offers a few exercises:

6

Poor speaking skills

Similarly, oftentimes miscommunication can be blamed on poor speaking skills. Some people express themselves so incoherently that they're near impossible to follow.

One powerful communication tip is to speak with structure – for example by using a what - so what - now what approach. Start talking about the what. Then about why it's relevant. Then what the next steps should be.

That’s Timoor. He’s a big basketball fan like you. Let me introduce you to him.

In another talk, Julian Treasure shares some tips on how to speak so others will want to listen:

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Also check out his book, "How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening" .

7

Misaligned lingo

Another common cause of miscommunication. To increase efficiency, people within a close group develop their own ways of speaking–through jargon, acronyms, buzzwords, etc.

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"Legalese" is another culprit. It's the formal and technical language that often makes government documents sound overly complex, forcing people into hiring lawyers for their legal issues.

These verbal phenomena aren't problematic as long as you stay within your circle. When interacting with outsiders, however, you'll need to adjust.

8

Mental models

The above causes of miscommunication are about an actual misinterpretation of the explicit/implicit meaning of the message. But a larger type of miscommunication exists – one in which people are actually talking about the same things, but differ on what these things mean .

Such misunderstanding derives from differing mental models.

It'd be nice if we'd all see the world the same way. But we don't. In "What? Did you really say what I think I heard?" , Sharon Morgen explains that our brains delete, misconstrue and misinterpret according to filters–biases, triggers, assumptions, beliefs, habits and mental models.

There's actually an ongoing epistemological debate between intelligent people over whether objective reality even exists. We won't reach a conclusion here, but that fact alone underlines the weight of mental models.

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A few types of mental models and reinforcing mental biases only add to the miscommunication of our world:

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(Sub-)Cultures . Humans create cultures to make sense of reality. Everyone is part of various cultures and subcultures, all influencing the way we look at things and the paradigms we live in.

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Someone with a socialist mindset may have a more pessimistic view regarding the intentions of businesses than someone with a belief in the market's invisible hand.

What's more, what sounds nice in one language sounds rude in another. The standard speaking style in Spanish, for example, is more direct than English. "Give me the key" sounds bossy in English without a "please" accompanying it, but in Spanish "dame la llave" is perfectly polite.

Déformation Professionnell. Or as Mark Twain put it: "If your only tool is a hammer, all your problems will be nails." Most of us are specialists, with our areas of expertise based on our studies or job description.

Each specialism functions as a lens through which we interpret the world–whether that's economics, sociology or feminism. That makes it hard to talk about issues from the same perspective.

The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations (...) generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.

Adam Smith

A hammer and a screwdriver will have a hard time arguing over how to open a wine bottle. For more understanding, we need Swiss army knives.

Confirmation & disconfirmation bias. This bias is responsible for our tendency to only focus on and accept what concurs with our existing worldview.

We’re especially likely to accept a statement as true when it’s wrapped in a nice, emotion-loaded story that concurs with our worldview – a phenomenon called story bias .

As brilliantly illustrated by The Oatmeal , the Backfire Effect is an extreme form of the confirmation bias. It occurs when evidence that contradicts a person's belief actually makes it stronger . This happens because many of our opinions aren't based on reason, but on emotion.

Tribalism. The internet has made slipping into groupthink easier than ever. We only interact with the news and online friends that share our opinions. Digital echo chambers provide the space to air your opinions and find instant reinforcement, feeding a trend of modern tribalism.

Mixed in with the negativity effect, people from one tribe assume only negative intent from people from the other tribe. Instead of reacting on what people are actually saying, they engage in a sort of mental telepathy and respond on what they think they are really after.

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Say Bob makes a stand against immigration based on various, non-racial arguments. This topic is so toxic due to the absence of daylight between the different tribes that people from the other side will inevitable assume that Bob’s real reasons are, in fact, racist.

And they might be, of course. But assuming that they are only ensures an ever growing distance.

The fixes to differing mental models are less straightforward, but here is a start:

Awareness. When you encounter someone with strongly differing opinions than you, try to objectively uncover the areas in which your mental models differ, and where they overlap.

Frame it as a cooperation. Most discussions spin towards the question of who is right , instead of what's the truth . Reframe the discussion as a mutually benefitting clash of minds that will get both of you closer to the truth.

Talk in terms of the other person. As Olga Khazan from The Atlantic suggests in the video below, we often try to convince people with arguments that appeal to our values, not theirs.

Steel-manning. This communication technique is the opposite of straw-manning , the practice of summarizing the argument of your opponent in a way that makes it look worse. With steel-manning you summarize the other person's argument as favorable as possible – perhaps more favorable than your conversation partner did.

[Steelmanning] makes us better rationalists, better arguers, and better people.

Chana Messinger

Expand your mental models. Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's business partner, consciously expanded the number of mental models during his lifetime – from accounting, architecture, biology, economics, to philosophy, physics and more. Expanding your mental models will allow you to reason about issues from multiple angles.

Mental Models are how Charlie refers to the key ideas in each discipline. Each idea is a concept (or model) about how the world really works that can be used to understand and solve real problems and predict real outcomes.

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We can't all be like Charlie. But we can dedicate some time to study different paradigms, to become more like Swiss army knives.

Leave your intellectual comfort zone. It doesn't feel nice to encounter information that clashes with your worldview. Feel the urge to reject this cognitive dissonance, accept the discomfort and move forward.

Be aware of common logical fallacies. Everyone falls for them, all the time. If you care about getting closer to the truth, study common logical fallacies that often manifest in discussions – like the "false cause," "appeal to emotion" and "tu quoque."

Stop identifying with your ideas. We're inclined to see our ideas as an extension of ourselves. If our ideas are criticized, we defend them with passion. This makes it hard to let go, hard to learn. Detach yourself from your ideas.

Not taking ideas personally is made easier by the meta-belief that holding certain beliefs does not make you a better person.

Peter Boghossian

Give people time. Even if you don't identify with your ideas anymore, others will. So don't expect to change their minds in a day. Allow time for ideas to settle in and for people to discover the logic in an argument.

FAQs

What is the cause of miscommunication and misunderstanding? ›

Miscommunication often stems from a misalignment of explicit and implicit meaning between the sender and receiver. Some people are straightforward; others expect you to read between the lines. Phrasing your messages in an explicit manner prevents miscommunication.

What is miscommunication and misunderstanding? ›

Refer to Dictionary.com Miscommunication: to communicate mistakenly, unclearly, or inadequately. Refer to Dictionary.com Misunderstanding: failure to understand correctly; mistake as to meaning or intent. Refer to Dictionary.com Misinterpretation: to interpret, explain, or understand incorrectly.

What is an example of misunderstanding? ›

When you and your spouse have a little fight over whose turn it is go to pick up groceries, this is an example of a misunderstanding. A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel. Present participle of misunderstand.

What are the 8 components of communication? ›

The communication process involves understanding, sharing, and meaning, and it consists of eight essential elements: source, message, channel, receiver, feedback, environment, context, and interference.

What causes miscommunication in the workplace? ›

Excess Communication

One of the leading causes of miscommunication

miscommunication
Miscommunication ("mis" + "communication") is defined as a social inability to communicate adequately and properly. It is one of many types of communication barriers.
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in business can be attributed to excess communication. When information is sent in multiple messages over a long period, or important information is buried in a long message, the key take-aways can be easily missed.

What are the effects of miscommunication? ›

The report found that in addition to its effect on productivity, miscommunication

miscommunication
Miscommunication ("mis" + "communication") is defined as a social inability to communicate adequately and properly. It is one of many types of communication barriers.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Miscommunication
also has a heavy emotional impact on employees. Loss of morale, stress and frustration abound when employees can't connect. That's a burden employees may carry home with them, affecting their home life and future work performance.

How do misunderstandings cause conflict? ›

By. Misunderstandings in academe are common and often innocuous, yet they can create conflict. Perhaps someone misheard something you said, and now they are angry with you. Perhaps they heard your words correctly but comprehended them in a manner that did not align with your intent.

What is communication misunderstanding? ›

“A misunderstanding occurs when a communication attempt is unsuccessful because what the speaker intends to express differs from what the hearer believes to have been expressed.” (

What are some examples of miscommunication in the workplace? ›

Example 1: “I feel like my work is going nowhere.” Example 2: “I do all the work, but they're getting all the credit.” Example 3: “It's easier if I just handle it myself.” Example 4: “It's better to say nothing at all than to be misinterpreted.”

What are examples of miscommunication because of misunderstanding of nonverbal cues? ›

Misinterpretation of the message: when someone misreads a person's body language. For example, someone with their arms folded and tapping their feet might be impatiently waiting for some else who is late, but you might look at them and assume that they are cross with you. This can put you off, asking for help.

What is another word for miscommunication? ›

•unclear or inadequate communication (noun)

blunder, mistake, flounder, mishap.

What are the ways to avoid miscommunication? ›

Strategies to avoid miscommunication
  1. Make any messages you share clear and concise. ...
  2. Check in with your audience. ...
  3. Don't avoid uncomfortable topics. ...
  4. Choose your method of communication wisely. ...
  5. Pay special attention to communicating with virtual team members. ...
  6. Maintain your sense of calm. ...
  7. See silence as a good thing.
5 Oct 2021

What is meaning by misunderstanding? ›

Definition of misunderstanding

1 : a failure to understand : misinterpretation The instructions were carefully written to prevent misunderstanding. 2 : quarrel, disagreement an unfortunate misunderstanding between two old friends. Synonyms More Example Sentences Learn More About misunderstanding.

How do you solve misunderstanding? ›

If a misunderstanding does happen (and they often do), here are 5 steps to handle it.
  1. Ask for permission to discuss the situation. ...
  2. Ask questions and really listen to the answers. ...
  3. Find the source of the misunderstanding and correct it. ...
  4. Check that understanding has been reached and the emotions dealt with.

How do you express misunderstanding? ›

Idioms that describe 'misunderstanding'
  1. The interior designer and I are not on the same page — that's why our house is still incomplete!
  2. The police got the wrong end of the stick when they saw me break open the window of my locked house. ...
  3. I didn't know the party was today — we must have got our wires crossed!
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What are the 9 barriers to communication? ›

1 Beyond the outdated psychological contract, the nine barriers to conversations are inattention during conversations, restricted information channels, lack of feedback, a culture of not asking questions, too much formality, overreliance on email, lack of role models, a fear of emotion, and physical office lay-out.

What are the 10 process of communication? ›

1) Sender; 2) Objective; 3) Message; 4) Dispatching; 5) Time-Place Factor; 6) Medium; 7) Reception; 8) Receiver; 9) Understanding; and 10) Response.

What causes communication problem? ›

Communication problems are often caused by a myriad of challenges, including a leader's limiting beliefs, lack of clear strategy and objectives, information overload, limited feedback (how do you know you're doing it right?) and poor leadership tone from the top.

What causes broken communication? ›

It ranges from: Ego. Attitudes towards others on the team, be it regarding gender, ethnicity, education

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, religion, childhood issues they are harboring, etc. Bottom line is that ego issues are one of the biggest challenges I see amongst leaders that have bad communication.

What are 3 examples of negative communication? ›

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately
  • Constantly interrupting. We all have one thing in common when talking: We want to be listened to. ...
  • Multitasking. ...
  • Using qualifiers. ...
  • Equating your experiences. ...
  • Floundering. ...
  • Avoiding direct contact. ...
  • Waiting instead of listening. ...
  • Using filler words.
31 May 2016

What are 4 consequences of poor communication? ›

Because ineffective communication can create misunderstandings, missed opportunities, conflict, the dissemination of misinformation, and mistrust, employees might just feel overall defeated. They might not be motivated to work for such a company or for such a manager who cannot communicate important matters well.

What are types of communication? ›

Five Types of Communication
  • Verbal Communication. Verbal communication occurs when we engage in speaking with others. ...
  • Non-Verbal Communication. What we do while we speak often says more than the actual words. ...
  • Written Communication. ...
  • Listening. ...
  • Visual Communication.
12 Jul 2018

What are the 10 causes of conflict? ›

Causes of conflict in the workplace
  • poor management.
  • unfair treatment.
  • unclear job roles.
  • inadequate training.
  • poor communication.
  • poor work environment.
  • lack of equal opportunities.
  • bullying and harassment.

What are 6 common causes of conflict? ›

Six Sources of Conflict
  • Lack of role clarification. Conflict can emerge when it is unclear who is responsible for what task or what part of a project. ...
  • Poor processes. ...
  • Communication problems. ...
  • Lack of performance standards. ...
  • Lack of resources. ...
  • Unreasonable time constraints.

What is effective communication and miscommunication? ›

Effective communication is the process of exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions, knowledge, and data so that the message is received and understood with clarity and purpose. When we communicate effectively, both the sender and receiver feel satisfied.

What is a possible reason for miscommunication quizlet? ›

What is a possible reason for miscommunication? Someone was more focused on body language than the words. Someone listened to the words of the message only. Someone paid attention to the tone and body language of a message but ignored the actual words.

How common is miscommunication? ›

Miscommunication

Miscommunication
Miscommunication ("mis" + "communication") is defined as a social inability to communicate adequately and properly. It is one of many types of communication barriers.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Miscommunication
happens more often than you probably think. Namely, according to the report The State of Miscommunication, a whopping 81% of employees say workplace miscommunication occurs very frequently, frequently, or occasionally.

What is misunderstanding in the workplace? ›

Workplace miscommunication

miscommunication
Miscommunication ("mis" + "communication") is defined as a social inability to communicate adequately and properly. It is one of many types of communication barriers.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Miscommunication
is misinterpretation or misconstrued messages that can potentially lead to internal conflict and/or employee dissatisfaction.

How do you solve miscommunication in the workplace? ›

How to fix poor organizational communication in your workplace
  1. Establish baseline communication standards. ...
  2. Create a safe space for communication. ...
  3. Must be consistent and constant. ...
  4. Set clear norms and expectations. ...
  5. Proactively seek feedback. ...
  6. Leverage technology the right way. ...
  7. Master your meetings.
22 Dec 2020

What are the five barriers of communication? ›

Common Barriers to Effective Communication
  • Dissatisfaction or Disinterest With One's Job. ...
  • Inability to Listen to Others. ...
  • Lack of Transparency & Trust. ...
  • Communication Styles (when they differ) ...
  • Conflicts in the Workplace. ...
  • Cultural Differences & Language.
18 Jul 2018

How language can cause cross cultural misunderstanding? ›

Misunderstanding are often generated because of the pronunciation and grammar errors of English words and phrases by people that have other native language (i.e. Romanian, French, Spanish, Swedish etc.). Cultural issues and poor leadership lead to misunderstandings and conflict that are not easily resolved.

How do you avoid misunderstandings and misconceptions when communicating with people? ›

Developing Effective Communication: 5 ways to avoid...
  1. Be specific. When you make a phone call, send an email or simply talk at a meeting, avoid spending much time on unnecessarily details. ...
  2. Stay focused. ...
  3. Choose your words carefully. ...
  4. Take notes. ...
  5. Repeat.
13 Apr 2015

How do you use miscommunication in a sentence? ›

Miscommunication sentence example

Outwear is another area of potential miscommunication. Cultural miscommunication can occur when someone does not understand why the other person just made a face. In my experience, if someone is not getting the results she wants it is usually due to miscommunication.

What is lack communication? ›

Lack of communication refers to poor communication that leads to insufficient team knowledge, regular conflict, low employee self-esteem and ineffective teamwork.

What's the antonym of miscommunication? ›

What is the opposite of miscommunication?
intercoursedealings
relationtrading
conversedoings
traffickinggive-and-take
meshnetworking
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How do you clarify miscommunication? ›

How to Clarify Miscommunications
  1. Ask Permission. ...
  2. Clarify Purpose. ...
  3. Be willing to admit your part. ...
  4. State the Objective facts and observations. ...
  5. State the Subjective experiences: Your assumptions, recollections, expectations, interpretations, conclusions, etc. ...
  6. Inquire about others Subjective experiences.

What problems can miscommunication cause? ›

A lack of communication can ultimately lead to low morale. Because ineffective communication can create misunderstandings, missed opportunities, conflict, the dissemination of misinformation, and mistrust, employees might just feel overall defeated.

How does miscommunication cause conflict? ›

Poor communication not only causes conflict; it also decreases productivity and employee morale. Employees have different backgrounds and experiences, which play a role in shaping their personalities. When employees fail to accept or understand the differences in each other's personalities, that's when problems arise.

How can misunderstanding and miscommunication be prevented? ›

Strategies to avoid miscommunication
  1. Make any messages you share clear and concise. ...
  2. Check in with your audience. ...
  3. Don't avoid uncomfortable topics. ...
  4. Choose your method of communication wisely. ...
  5. Pay special attention to communicating with virtual team members. ...
  6. Maintain your sense of calm. ...
  7. See silence as a good thing.
5 Oct 2021

What are the effects of miscommunication? ›

The report found that in addition to its effect on productivity, miscommunication

miscommunication
Miscommunication ("mis" + "communication") is defined as a social inability to communicate adequately and properly. It is one of many types of communication barriers.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Miscommunication
also has a heavy emotional impact on employees. Loss of morale, stress and frustration abound when employees can't connect. That's a burden employees may carry home with them, affecting their home life and future work performance.

What are 3 examples of negative communication? ›

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately
  • Constantly interrupting. We all have one thing in common when talking: We want to be listened to. ...
  • Multitasking. ...
  • Using qualifiers. ...
  • Equating your experiences. ...
  • Floundering. ...
  • Avoiding direct contact. ...
  • Waiting instead of listening. ...
  • Using filler words.
31 May 2016

What causes miscommunication in the workplace? ›

Excess Communication

One of the leading causes of miscommunication

miscommunication
Miscommunication ("mis" + "communication") is defined as a social inability to communicate adequately and properly. It is one of many types of communication barriers.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Miscommunication
in business can be attributed to excess communication. When information is sent in multiple messages over a long period, or important information is buried in a long message, the key take-aways can be easily missed.

How do you solve misunderstanding? ›

If a misunderstanding does happen (and they often do), here are 5 steps to handle it.
  1. Ask for permission to discuss the situation. ...
  2. Ask questions and really listen to the answers. ...
  3. Find the source of the misunderstanding and correct it. ...
  4. Check that understanding has been reached and the emotions dealt with.

What is misunderstanding in communication? ›

“A misunderstanding occurs when a communication attempt is unsuccessful because what the speaker intends to express differs from what the hearer believes to have been expressed.” ( Misunderstanding in Social Life, 2014)

What are the five causes of conflict? ›

There are five main causes of conflict: information conflicts, values conflicts, interest conflicts, relationship conflicts, and structural conflicts.

How many arguments are caused by miscommunication? ›

It's estimated that as many as 90 percent of all conflicts result from misunderstandings.

What is another word for miscommunication? ›

•unclear or inadequate communication (noun)

blunder, mistake, flounder, mishap.

What are types of communication? ›

Five Types of Communication
  • Verbal Communication. Verbal communication occurs when we engage in speaking with others. ...
  • Non-Verbal Communication. What we do while we speak often says more than the actual words. ...
  • Written Communication. ...
  • Listening. ...
  • Visual Communication.
12 Jul 2018

Why does communication go wrong? ›

When communication goes wrong it is because we get caught up in ourselves and our needs, not the needs of the most important person in the equation, the listener. Think about it this way, it doesn't matter how eloquent you are, how skilled you are, how nice you are.

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