A communication style means how individuals interact with one another and the messages they send, intentionally or not, through their behaviors.
Communication is something we do every day and something that we must learn to do from day one in order to interact with others and become responsible as a member of society. We must learn to constantly improve our communication skills in order to express to other what we need and what we are feeling and to help others with their needs and problems.
There are many better ways that we all communicate with each other every day. Verbal communication is one that we use. Speaking with one another and saying what we feel is one of our first steps of communication. We also communicate with our actions and expressions. Sometimes we can say more with the expression on our face than we can with words. Non-verbal forms of communications such as expressions and hand action can be an extremely powerful form of communication and an ...view middle of the document...
The skills that we develop in communications are vital in order for us to have more relations personally and professionally. The relations that we gain help us to grow while providing us a resource for providing good communications.
The types of communication
PASSIVE COMMUNICATION- is a style in which individuals have developed a pattern of avoiding expressing their opinions or feelings, protecting their rights, and identifying and meeting their needs. Passive communication is usually born of low self-esteem. These individuals believe: “I’m not worth taking care of.”
AGGRESSIVE COMMUNICATION- is a style in which individuals express their feelings and opinions and advocate for their needs in a way that violates the rights of others. Thus, aggressive communicators are verbally and/or physically abusive. Aggressive communication is born of low self-esteem (often caused by past physical and/or emotional abuse), unhealed emotional wounds, and feelings of powerlessness.
PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE COMMUNICATION-is a style in which individuals appear passive on the surface but are really acting out anger in a subtle, indirect, or behind-the-scenes way. Prisoners of War (POWs) often act in passive-aggressive ways to deal with an overwhelming lack of power. POWs may try to secretly sabotage the prison, make fun of the enemy, or quietly disrupt the system while smiling and appearing cooperative.
ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION-is a style in which individuals clearly state their opinions and feelings, and firmly advocate for their rights and needs without violating the rights of others. Assertive communication is born of high self-esteem. These individuals value themselves, their time, and their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs and are strong advocates for them while being very respectful of the rights of others.
Communications is important for understanding for an organisation.It could be understanding it employees, associates, media or customers and delivering what they want. If there is lack of communication, there is always a possibility of being misunderstood.