To communicate can mean to talk to the wall or to talk to yourself. Anyhow, every now and then we communicate to Other People. No matter how much we may think we are trying to deliver a perfectly clear message, other human beings may not understand our main message. Why? As we have our unique or strong personalities, it is almost inevitable that the others will feel more the personality than the message that needs to be delivered.
Two personalities – two worlds
The ideal situation would be if we could adapt enough in order for other person to understand us without losing the positive side of personality as it may make the message stronger and more important. As there are different dynamics in different characters, to interact with each other may be challenging. Those who prefer being silent when they are not sure in their idea or opinion can get annoyed by the others who are impulsive enough to talk whenever something comes to their minds. On the other side, the ‘’loud minds’’ may start feeling that the ‘’silent minds’’ don’t want to share their opinions. If nobody adapts, we will continue having two different worlds. At the end, it does not matter ‘’whose fault it is’’. Inability to communicate may result from not being ready to be flexible to find a common language.
The short article, from Bloomberg Businessweek, written by Cory Booker reminded me once more that the human nature and the power of ego may make communication and interaction difficult.
“Who you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you say.”
In the end, it’s not about you; it’s not about getting people to listen to you. That’s just an ego indulgence. As a society, we’ve gotten into this state of what I call sedentary agitation—we’re often upset about what’s going on but not getting up and taking action. The real communicators are the ones who can motivate people to act—and ultimately to lead themselves.