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Not being present during communication can range from checking smartphones, watching TV or engaging in anything else during the actual discussion.
To have a successful communication, we should put our activities aside and totally be with the person who’s talking.
When it’s time to respond back, we tend to reply with a personal answer. We either tell a personal story or explain how we intimately feel about it.
The first response must relate to the speaker. “I understand” can be a good place to start. Then we can ask the person how they feel about it, what they are going to do, or ask them to elaborate.
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Make a conscious effort to bring out the best in someone else through your communication.
This makes communicating less "me-centric," which is talking to hear yourself talk, or talking "at" someone rather than "with" them, or being more interested in wanting to "capture" their attention for some kind of pay off.
It's helpful to know that what we say to someone else, might not be what we would want said to us.
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It helps to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. It can help to defuse a potentially explosive dispute while bad communication can set it off.
Avoiding Difficult Conversations.
Reacting, Not Responding.
Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.
Making eye contact with someone can relieve stress and create a deeper sense of connection.
Even making eye contact with a stranger can soften your heart.
When you talk with someone in person, notice the posture and body language of the other person. Focus on the tone in their voice. Consider the meaning of their words.
Touch is a way we communicate and essential to our development. Touch makes us feel safe and encourage trust, love, and compassion.
Reach out to your loved ones and see if you notice a difference.