As a social human being, communication is a very essential part of our lives. In our daily life we are constantly communicating with each other. However, we may not be able to communicate our thoughts and feelings effectively.
What is communication? Simply put, it is an exchange of thoughts and feelings with another individual or even a group of people.. It is important that we express ourselves clearly but that at times may not be an easy task. Depending on how we express ourselves, we could get our point across well or we could create a misunderstanding.
We communicate verbally and non-verbally. Generally, there are three ways in which we express ourselves.
Passively: Such as when we agree with things even though we do not believe or want to. Another one is that we are afraid of upsetting someone or we are fear confrontation.
Aggressively: We get angry and we may shout, scream, stomp, bash things and sometimes be violent.
Assertively: Where we can express our thoughts calmly but firmly. We try to understand other party’s position and try to find a win-win solution.
We are generally able to express our anger and frustration more easily then love and affection towards someone.
Here are some reasons as to why this is the case:
It is important to recognise how are we communicating. What words, tone of voice and body language are you portraying? It is also said that it is 83% of body language/non-verbal communication we pick up on and only 7% words!
Are you one of those people who are not able to express yourselves effectively? What stops you from expressing yourself? What sorts of feelings you find hard to express? If you want to learn how to communicate effectively, or how to be assertively, I can help.
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