Masking Poor Communication LaTonya M. Carr COM 200 Interpersonal Communication Instructor Catherine Marciniak September 24, 2014 In the article “Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication the researchers show that some married couples thought that they knew their other half really well, but that was not the case. They really misunderstood each other in many ways. As stated in the article “People commonly believe that they communicate better with close friends than with strangers.”(2011, January) Couples being so close to each other can lead to being overestimated on how well we communicate with one another. And just because you are so close doesn’t mean that they can read your mind. You have to actually communicate by having verbal communication to get to a common ground of what a person wants and needs.
You should not have said that. I hate when you do that. When a person comes to you with something like that you should apologize and tell them you will work on not saying it again. It would also be a good idea if you asked them is there anything else that you say that they do not like. The thing you could do to avoid that conflict is to say I hate when you say things too but I still listen or to try to make a point of why you said it (Criminal Justice Communication, 2002).
One of my good friends seems to be fond of the idea of arguing. It had seemed like every single time I would voice an opinion on a situation or idea, she had to think or feel the complete opposite of my statement. Most of the time I thought it was just on purpose, and it didn’t make me want to argue back. All it made me want to do was drop the subject. If she had had more specific reason as to why she disagreed with me, maybe it wouldn’t have turned me away as quickly and easily.
As I was reading the article “Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication” I thought this article was very true about what it was saying with the lack of understanding people have when they communicate. As the article says” people may think loved ones understand them better than they actually do” (Jan. 2011) I believe that because I always thought people close to me understood what I was telling them until they come to me later and ask what I meant by what I said. Also as this article states people believe they communicate better with close friends than with a stranger, I believe that people do believe that but not everyone knows you will think you communicate the same with friends and
A couple's way of settling their common disagreements will say a lot about the type of relationship and if the relationship is healthy. Communication, being the most crucial part of a healthy relationship, can take a weakened relationship and help make bonds stronger and trust levels rise. Compromising can also help mend the broken down or eroded connections in a relationship. There are many different types and levels of conflicts in a relationship varying from what kind of cookies to make to a full out, on-the-verge-of-separation type of conflict. There’s one main solution to all of the above, and that is simple communication.
It is also very destructive. This relationship leads to problems with other members of the family for Sister. Sister has a great amount of jealously towards Stella-Rondo. There is also a great amount of hostility between the two. Sister feels like Stella-Rondo has always gotten everything that she has wanted and that most of it was at her expense.
Never discriminate against anyone because of their beliefs or use offensive language with anyone. Be aware of a person’s disability, and appreciate that they will move much slower than others and also make sure that walkways are clear or them to get through Describe how to treat other people in a way that respects their abilities, background, values, customs & beliefs The best way for this is to learn to be tolerant and open minded as there is not always only one way of doing things so other peoples’ ideas are valid and valuable. Most people can be uncomfortable about other cultures or beliefs because they are not familiar with them and we can be nervous about dealing with something that we know nothing about. Most people from different cultures enjoy talking about their backgrounds and their different ways of working, however, I feel that being open minded is the best policy. Describe ways in which it is possible to learn from others at work Communicate with people regularly Listen to what other people have to say Work with other people as part of a team Ask people for information Don’t be afraid to ask for help and be interested in how other
2.2 The factors are as follows…. . Verbal communication, make sure that you are clear in what you are saying and also that the service user understands, also the pitch of your voice that it suites the situation and topic of what you are talking about doesn’t come across as patronising and also the speed of you talking to make sure that that they can understand you. Facial and hand gestures, again this Needs to be tailored to the situation or topic. A smile and perhaps a hand on their shoulder are
This is because they may not want to be recorded and if they find out, you may not be able to use the information gathered. Feedback Feedback is when you give back information of what you have found from your research to those who were involved. This is because they may want to know how their input helped in the outcome of the overall research and find out if the research was a success. Vulnerable People Vulnerable people are those that need to have their feelings handled with special care. You need to address them in a way that will not upset them or make them feel unhappy.
Talking to someone about what’s going on can help you make sense of your feelings because chances are your feeling as if this is all your fault your feeling lonely and helpless talking to someone will help you see that none of what your feeling is true. Verbalizing your emotions will help you gain confidence and give you courage to address your significant other about the situation. Confronting your significant other about what happened is essential, address your significant other for your own reasons, not because there’s certain reaction your expecting No amount of planning can predict the reaction your abuser/significant other will have. When confronting this person you have to ensure you’re in a safe environment. Never met with this person in a secluded area where there are no people around.