- We learn to communicate both implicitly and explicitly.
- Our implicitly communication learning comes naturally from imitation our closest communication models.
- If we want to learn to communicate differently, it means creating new neural pathways in our brain, which takes intention, attention, and practice.
Self-Work for Today:
Take some time to reflect on these questions:
- Who were your primary communication models?
- What kind of things did they say, or not say?
- What was their tone of voice like in different emotional states?
- What kind of body language did they have?
- How did they get people to do something for them?
- How did they communicate in a group of people?
- How did they communicate about “hot button” topics like politics or religion?
- How did they communicate when they were angry or frustrated?
- How about when they were scared or nervous?
- How did they express their opinion or dislike of someone or something?
- Anything else?