Communication Breakdown: Opportunity to Not Listen

Any party involved in a conversation has the opportunity to not listen. Sometimes, it's obvious when your partner is not listening. Individuals engaged in the following behaviors are not actively listening: reading the paper, browsing the Internet, texting, channel surfing, [...more]
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Communication Breakdown: Opportunity to withhold the Truth

Both parties involved in a communication have the opportunity to share a particular version of the truth. Whether or not this version of the truth is 100% honest depends on the individual and the [...more]

Communication Breakdown: Opportunity to Not Understand

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