Prof: Aisha Meeks
September 13, 2011
I was asked have I ever had a miscommunication with someone close to me simply because I assumed that they understood me. In response to the question asked, I can say that I have had miscommunication with someone because I did not fully understand what was said. Miscommunication is a situation that I find happening a lot.
There are many ways of miscommunication. “People commonly believe that they communicate better with close friends than with strangers” (Anonymous, 2011, p.1). I tend to communicate with either friends or strangers. Friends make it easy for you to communicate because you know them. While on the other hand a total stranger makes it difficult to communicate because if you do not know a person nine times out of ten, you will not say nothing to them unless they say something first.
I have miscommunication with my boyfriend all the time. I can understand miscommunication with the kids because sometimes you have to repeat your self quite often in order for them to get what you are saying. He has his own way of trying to get you to do things for him. It makes me mad when people do this intentionally. For example: one day while eating supper he told me to bring him another cup, so I did exactly what he asked me to do. When I took him the cup he looked at me crazy. He then said, I thought you would know to fix me some more drink instead of bringing me an empty cup. My thing is how would I have known that he meant for me to bring him some more drink instead of bringing him the empty cup. That is a form of miscommunication I have had with my boyfriend.
“Listening requires focus and attention, and failure to listen is one of the key courses of miscommunication” (Sole, 2011, ch. 2.5). I have miscommunication with my kids on the regular when it comes to listening to me. My five year old has a tendency to misunderstand me a lot. I do not know if she does this...