Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sometimes, the Lines of Communication Are Closed
From a piece I wrote some years ago at Everyday Sociology Blog:
"You misread somebody. You fail to catch someone’s drift. You can’t get on the same page. You argue with text messages. You misinterpret nonverbal communication. You take them the wrong way. You incorrectly assume their intentions and motives. Sometimes you are able to clear up your misunderstanding and sustain your interaction. Other times, there’s no use. It seems like every time you talk to this person you hit a snag."