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Why do many people (myself included) find it so hard to communicate? I actually find it pretty easy to broadcast (as you can see from my posts), but true interactive communication is difficult. I'm not sure if it's the risk of exposing my feelings, if its a disconnect of values with the person I'm communicating with, if it's my attitude, or if I just don't add anything of value to the person I'm communicating with. Or is could be I'm just overthinking everything :)
Regardless, I frequently challenge my own ability to communicate. Granted, I thought I was a good communicator until I had children, but I found that what I thought I communicated clearly, was not received clearly.
My path to green for this is to keep on trying, Use active listening and watch for body language signs, paraphrasing back what the person said, and accept that I don't have to respond to everything said to me. I can acknowledge with a smile or the nodding of my head.
Anybody else find communication more difficult that it should be?
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Senior Project Manager OhioHealth