Pitfalls in Communication: Improper Channels

Part 4 of a 6 part series. View series intro and index. At large, we tend to be very passive, non-confrontational, and people-pleasing communicators. Even the most aggressive among us, deep down, want to be loved and so we tend to shy away when problems come up. This disposition causes us to use bad channels of communication….

Pitfalls in Communication: Differing Interpretive Filters

Part 2 of a 6 part series. View series intro and index. Cultural (Environmental) Filters Everyone has their own culture.  Culture is a shared system of values, beliefs, attitudes, and norms.  Culture is not simply an ethnicity thing.  It’s not just “Irish” culture and “Indian” culture and “South African” culture. I grew up in Omaha.  People from…

Pitfalls in Communication: Assumptions

Series Index  Assumptions Differing Interpretive Filters Clouding the Truth Improper Channels Unreasonable Expectations Sin Part 1 of a 6 part series. View series intro and index. I have a degree in communication studies from the University of Nebraska. That’s not very special. It’s not like I’m an expert. You can ask my fiancée, my parents,…