We’ve all experienced communication breakdowns.
You know the feeling. One minute you’re having a normal conversation with someone, and the next you’re fighting or one of you has shut down.
In both cases, there’s a breakdown. The conversation has failed to achieve its goal, whether it’s being heard, solving a problem, feeling connected, making a decision, etc.
This happens all the time. It takes seconds for a conversation to shift from a positive, connection-driven interaction into a negative one.
And negative interactions take a toll on our relationships. Studies show that we need 5 positive interactions to make up for every negative interaction we have with someone close to us.
So why does this happen?
According to Transactional Analysis, communication breakdowns happen because we’re not fully present in our conversations.
Instead of reacting to the here and now, we’re communicating from different ‘ego states’. And when these ego states are crossed, conflict happens.
This article will teach you how to use Transactional Analysis to have better, more constructive conversations (and interactions, in general) with the people closest to you.
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