Interpretation

By | November 8th, 2012|communication, Relationships|

How many times have you said something, or written something, only to have it misinterpreted by somebody?  There are a number of reasons why this happens and one of those reasons is because certain words can 'trigger' people. 'A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma.' Example 1   If someone has a phobia of spiders, the word spider can bring about anxiety. Example 2  If someone has a fear of taking responsibility, any time the word 'responsibility' is used it can create uncomfortable feelings in that person and they may become defensive. If you have something to say that is of a sensitive nature, I recommend [...]