Communication Barriers

BY: Solace Counselling Services

 

Here are my top 7 Communication barriers that I find contribute to the breakdown of many relationships. 

Take a look and see if you are guilty of including these in your relationship. 

If the answer is YES, then you have some work to do… 

 

 

MIND READING

Possible, Impossible, Opportunity

Assuming you know what the other person is thinking and feeling

 

 

AVOIDING CONFLICT –

Relationship, Couple, Conflict, Argument

Stonewalling –

Avoiding conflict walking away from resolution.

 

 

FORGETTING TO LISTEN 

Discussion, Restaurant, Business

Mentally rehearsing what you are going to say instead of listening 

 

 

BEING DEFENSIVE –

Compassion, Listening, Witnessing

Denying responsibility or taking accountability of your own actions or decisions.

 

 

OVER GENERALISING

African, Angry, Argument, Business

Blowing the issue out of proportion, over exaggerating the details.

 

 

BEING RIGHT 

 

Silhouette, Couple, People Man, Woman

The way you see things is always right.

 

 

PLAYING THE BLAME GAME

Conflict, Divorce, Megaphone, Yelling

Criticizing and blaming the other person for the situation- includes name calling.