Why we fail at communication

This will be one of my shortest posts so far. The answer is really simple.

Because we don’t listen.

If we listen, things turn around very dramatically (this goes for both sides of course). Another thing I’ve failed many, many times. 🤦
Listening is very important, not just to please the other person, but for you as well, to learn something.


This is actually a little note to myself, but I hope it comes handy to somebody else out there, who wants to improve communication skills. You know, sharing is caring 🙂

Do you have any tips of your own?

Further reading:
5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener
6 Ways To Become A Better Listener
How to Communicate Effectively

8 Replies to “Why we fail at communication”

    1. Oh, I can relate. It can be really hard indeed. But listening to others is more than just hearing every word they say. I meant more in a way to understand them, to hear them. You might lose the whole conversation, but you still catch a person’s mood, body language etc.

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  1. Listening is one part, yes; but I think another important part people miss is that when they communicate, they’re only thinking about what they want to say, but don’t think enough about who they’re saying it to.

    The purpose of communication should be to make sure that the person that who is receiving the communication doesn’t just hear what you’re saying, but can comprehend it too. Poor communication can often come from saying whatever you want to say without any thought about the person(s) receiving it.

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