During this course, you’ll gain insight into some of the communication patterns that contribute to this derailment. You’ll likely spot some of your own behavior. You may use these patterns with strangers, co-workers, family members, friends, and intimate partners. Perhaps these are the only ways you’ve ever known to express yourself. Further, you may detect these patterns in others personally, professionally, and socially.
Often times, these styles of communication are habitual, well-rehearsed, and deeply ingrained in your lifestyle, thoughts, and words. Though these strategies are the norm of communication, they contribute to conflict, misunderstanding, and overall hurt and frustration.
Awareness is your starting point. Pay attention to your approach, word selection, and feelings that are driving your conversations. Learn to tune your ear to recognize the following patterns will empower you to change these destructive styles. Awareness keeps you in the driver’s seat to take responsibility for your needs, be intentional about the message you are conveying, and effectively navigate the course of communication.