L333T Index

Communications and Barriers

Different Communicaitons

General Communication Barriers

Barriers in communication are things that can effect the conversation. In general communication it will be things such as having visual problems such as having very bad eye sight or complete blindness. Blindness will be a huge barrier in a conversation because you can't just tell someone where to go from any other location because they will not be able to see where they're going unless they have done that route many times, in which reason they wouldn't have to ask. If someone is blind then a way to get around that barrier if you are doing stuff such as telling them directions, a way around it would be do take them to their desired location yourself. Being deaf is also another example of a general communication barrier. Being deaf causes you to not just rely on your voice to tell someone something. If that person has been deaf for a very long time then they may be able to read your lips whilst you talk, if they can then try and just talk a little slower than usual so they can pick up what you're saying easier. If that person cannot read lips then a simple way around that would be writing down the information or if both parties know how, sign language can be used.

Interpersonal Communication Barriers

Interpersonal barriers would be things that hinder you in having any type of communication. A barrier you could have in communication would be something such as a lisp. Speaking a different language is also a barrier, if you speak a different language to someone you are trying to communicate with then one of the only ways to get around the barrier would be one of you learning that language, at least vaguely learning it so you can get the gist of what the other person is trying to say. Another interpersonal barrier could be cultural differences. If you are speaking to someone who you greatly disagree with. It could be anything such as their opinion in religion or work etc. This could be a problem because you will need to at least tolerate people in the world even if you dis agree. To get around this barrier, you could simply avoid that person so you don't clash with them out and about or in the workplace. If you must come in contact with that person then you might have to just put your differences aside, just agree to disagree. And if you can both be professional about the situation then you could just put your differences aside and work together. Try to think about things you do agree on and not about things you disagree on to make it easier for everyone.

Written Communication Barriers

Written barriers are things that can stop you communicating well with someone over any type of written way of communication. These can include letters, emails, texts etc. Some examples of written communication barriers would be the time it takes to send a letter and how long it can take to get a reply from your letter with another letter. A way to avoid this barrier completely would be do to written communication over email or text instead, these can be sent instantly instead of waiting for posting times from the sender there and back. With the written language in general a barrier could be something such as different languages. Also if you send an email or text someone then you make a joke or statement that you intend to be sarcastic or taken in a jokey way, it can be misinterpreted by the receiver and it could make it awkward. A way to avoid this is to stay formal and never use sarcasm or jokes unless you know the person will understand the joke or sarcasm. But to make sure it doesn't happen just avoid it completely so there is no risk at all. Another barrier could be that you need internet access to email people. If you don't have access to the internet then you could text someone. If you have ran out of credit etc on your phone you can just email that person. If you cannot use both then you will have to send a letter and wait a long time for the reply.