Communication: Barriers of communication
Communication is an important part in the life of each individual. Communication is innate, we are always communicating, and we have never really learned it and we never stop it. Communication can show different option, give our opinion, our feeling, convince someone, pass on information, be understood or differenced of others. It can be divided intotwo parts: the verbal and non verbal communication. The first is used for describing the language communication with the words. Whereas, the second refers to the messages given or received without speaking, we give information with the body language and facial expressions. We can ask if communication is confronted on any inconvenient. That is why; the content will take place into two parts: afterhaving seen the barrier of communication, we will find solution which can improve it and to become a perfect discussion.
Although, communication is inevitable for an individual, it is confronted on problems. We can find few barriers which are obstacle the understanding.
First of all, on the earth, we do not speak the same language. Thus, communication between two different persons who do notcome from the same country can be difficult, even if now the English is the official and most attracted language; when we meet a foreign we will speak in English but if we do not speak it, the discussion is impossible. The language is a barrier for communicating. Moreover, communication can meet difficulty within the same country. In fact, there are different dialects, jargons with another word forone. The discussion can have no interest for the two speakers. The spelling can destroyed the discussion or if it is a mail or letter, the grammar and the punctuation are very important for the comprehension.
Furthermore, we have cultures which are corresponding to our country and way of living. In fact, “cultures shape the way we think and behave. However, it is only when we experience othercultures at close hand that the power of culture is apparent.” (Bludel, 1998). Culture is often the sources of the problem. Effectively, the kind of communication isn’t universal in all around the world; it varies between the different countries and people too. ‘One’s own culture provides the 'lens' through which we view the world’ (Avruch and Black, 1993), in fact, we are all different, and wehave not the same view because it depends of how and where you live and your values. Such as, to say ‘yes’ with our head, it is different between the country: In France, we shake the head while in Greece, they turn their head from de left to the right or in Tahiti, they raise their eyes without move their head. The distance between the speakers can be a stake in communication, because in certaincountry the people need to have a space of intimacy. The partner can be offended or feel be at risk. If we do not know the type of communication, we cannot understand the other. It is a non-verbal barrier.
Then, the stereotypes, the prejudice and attribution can contribute to a poor communication. Generally, the first feelings on a person are the most important, because we have just the memory ofthis person and if it is bad we do not want to speak with him or we are not very concentrated during the discussion. And it is very difficult to forget this feeling. The perceptions have a part important too. The perception is unique and selective. With the five senses (hearing, taste, touch, and seeing) we perceive things differently than the other and we do not interpreted like them. But ourperception can be false. For instance, the subject depends of the partner’s age, his situation or his job, thus, if we make a mistake he can be upset or ill-at-ease.
We can find other barriers of whom concerning the physical barriers. Indeed, during a discussion we can be confronted on different physical states, noise which can play with our feelings and thus, do not be concentrating with our...
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