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Barrier One Have you ever noticed that sometimes its hard even within your own head to find the right word to describe what you want to communicate Thats right the first barrier is simply coming up with the correct words to describe the concept It seems the more abstract the concept the harder it is to put into words What do I mean you ask OK as an example what is love Is it a feeling a commitment sexual attraction or does it mean you want someones beer When you say you love football love prime ribs love your mom love Metallica and love that special someone do you mean you have the same feeling toward each The first barrier to effective communication is often just finding the right words to say what you really want to say Barrier Two Each of us has beliefs values knowledge personality traits experiences and family or cultural conditioning that affect the way we perceive evaluate process and describe concepts whew that was a mouthful For example you and your grandparents probably view rock music differently You may perceive it as music they may not You may evaluate it as being something you like they may not You may tap your toes or shake your anatomy when you hear it they probably cover their ears You may describe it as cool they may describe it as awful Therefore if you tell them you bought some cool music they might interpret it to mean some store is selling Frank Sinatra albums that have been refrigerated OK that was pretty obvious How many times have you and someone you know defined the word later differently They say theyll call you later you expect to hear from them in about 15 minutes but they actually call the following week Clearly the word later - even in the sa me language culture and social group - can have different meanings to
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