Do people communicate too well or not well enough?

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  1. Arthur Windermere profile image78
    Arthur Windermereposted 9 years ago

    Do people communicate too well or not well enough?

    It's a commonplace to say interpersonal relationships collapse due to 'communication failure'. People just can't seem to communicate their feelings. But is that the problem? In the modern world it seems we're so good at reading every nuance: vocal tone, word choice, facial expression, accentuation of the sentence all communicate layers of unspoken meaning and most of us are able to pick up on it instantly and read another person's true feelings and intentions. Have we become just too good at communicating? Would it be better if we didn't communicate quite so well? Answer as you like.

  2. HubChief profile image77
    HubChiefposted 9 years ago

    communication is important but over communication kills. We now need to master the art of "just right" words. A well done communication never ends in vain.

  3. dredog03 profile image61
    dredog03posted 9 years ago

    Communication is the most important part of a healthy relationship. Yes, there are many times that we pick up on other peoples' true feelings without it being explicitly said, but the majority of fights are due to miscommunication - forgetting to relay a message, telling a little white lie, being insensitive, failing to keep friends adequately informed. So, no, people overwhelmingly do not communicate well enough.

  4. profile image0
    manumposted 8 years ago

    How about this question and answer option on Hub Pages?! Hay, what a great idea. But maybe it is called virtual communication, or not at all. Further to your thesis, I find that people have evolved considerably to the point that technology has not been allowed to dominate our communication needs, except I am afraid to say, in the area of ring tones?

  5. suncat profile image59
    suncatposted 8 years ago

    I don't think there's such thing as 'becoming just too good at communicating'.

    If people can't seem to communicate their feelings that is not 'too good'. Not everyone can understand everyone 100% of the time, regardless of any situation. Nor can people understand one another if they didn't spend some time to communicate. Understanding needs time and willingness to well... understand.

    The thing is that understanding is a long time process and if it looks like relationship collapses due to 'communication failure' that can mean that there weren't good communication over a period of time, it doesn't just happen in no time.
    So better communication was needed but for some reason it just didn't happen.

    So I think more often than not we still have room to improve.
    Cats and dogs are not the only ones who need more work in this area.
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  6. Diodrin profile image60
    Diodrinposted 7 years ago

    Definitions of communication differ.  I don't think people are communicating nearly as much as they used to.  Texting and cell phones seem to have given people the illusion of contact and communication.  However I see them drifting into cyber space.  More losing touch with reality than "being in touch all the time."  Beside to me "in touch" requires tactile input.  My closest friends know that if you call me on the phone you have about 10 minutes before I simply hang up.  If the conversation doesn't play it self out by then, well it's probably boring.  But I can sit on the porch with a friend and talk about anything for hours.


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