Are you a screamer? Believe it or not some people speak in decibels (dB) higher than what you may consider normal range. The decibel level for normal conversation is 60 dB,[i] and sounds louder than 90 dB can be uncomfortable to hear.[ii] Usually due to a level of frustration, screamers scream to … [Read more...]
Does Having to be Right Help Improve Conflict?
While some folks relish the opportunity for conflict – the yelling, the battle, the threatening of a relationship; others will do anything and everything possible to avoid conflict. Some who fear conflict may become physically and/or emotionally ill by it. Others avoid conflict because they don’t … [Read more...]
I Know You Hear Me but Are You Listening?
There is an art to listening. You may believe you are listening when others speak but are you really concentrating on what the speaker is saying? If asked, would you be able to repeat back to the speaker what they’ve said? “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with … [Read more...]