I have found that most arguments stem from miscommunication or misinterpretation.
Life would be easier if people could always understand what people said and how they meant for it to be interpreted. But that’s not real life.
So, it’s our job to communicate fully and interpret properly.
Now, this is no easy feat. And because it’s not, it would be nice to assume the best when it comes to how we interpret things. That’s why texting is so hard. I can’t count the arguments I’ve had because I texted something that was interpreted the wrong way.
Tone is everything. And the drawback to texting is that there is no way to know the tone things are being said in.
I’ve been thinking about leaders and leadership, and one of the best things I think a good leader can do, is know when people under their leadership are having some miscommunication or misinterpretations.
And the same goes for friendships, relationships, and so forth. The best thing a person can do is break down the argument, see where things went wrong, and manage it from there. I’ve dealt with miscommunication and misinterpretation before. And what I have learned about them is that they don’t disappear because you don’t address it.
So, are you saying what you mean, how you mean to?