How to express yourself to be understood

Many of us can find it really challenging to express ourselves in a right way from time to time.

Thankfully, we already invented the internet, which is full of articles, comics, talks, videos and other stuff we can use to help us or others with this.
Books are also a great source. But the best way to learn are actual people and real situations, where you put everything in practice. We live and we learn.
There’s nothing wrong with failing from time to time. We can get the most valuable lessons out of our own failure.

If we know more about each others and the way we see or feel things, we understand each others better. We can achieve this only by having open conversations and express ourselves in a way the other person can understand us. To some point of course, we can never fully understand how the other person feels.

How do you express yourself? Do you struggle with it or is it something that comes naturally for you?

Further reading:
A Mini Guide for Expressing Yourself Effectively with Anyone
How to Be Assertive
How to Be Assertive (wikiHow)

6 Replies to “How to express yourself to be understood”

  1. We have a teacher part who can make what we say interesting and funny. It takes time, energy, and preparation. Hard for spontaneous chatting

    We have a parent part who has good intentions and is a little direct, possibly boring, and not a great listener

    We have a curious part who asks insightful questions and listens well

    It’s hard to do multiple of these tasks in the same forum. Takes lots of energy to be that many people

    We often get angry when we’re not understood, which is probably a front for feeling isolated, abandoned. It’s hard to communicate about inside stuff (feelings, sensations, stress, etc.). The words don’t seem to do justice to the intensity and duration of our experiences. Interesting post!

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