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Barriers of Communication

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Cultural Differences are a barrier to communication, it is a variation between cultures because people come from different backgrounds, and have different beliefs and opinions. Some people may think your being racist because of the way you speak to them and if you argue back to them about their opinions and beliefs, they may get offended. Cultural Differences also means the way people dress, their religions, interests and the kind of food they may eat. Some people from different cultures are vegetarians, and some people such as Muslims can only eat Halal food. They may also listen to different kinds of music, in other languages. A way to overcome this barrier is to respect other people's opinions and beliefs. Foreign languages are languages that come from other countries. Foreign languages are a barrier to communication, e.g. you might speak to someone in English but the other person may speak in German with you so you wouldn't be able to communicate with them due to the language you speak in, this is a barrier to communication. ...read more.

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Active listening would also help the disabled person because if you don't listen to a blind person properly, they may get annoyed with you, so you may not be able to get the right message to/from the person. If someone is deaf, they can make the use of technological aids such as using hearing aids. Objects of reference would also help deaf people understanding what you are trying to show them or what you are telling them. Distress is another barrier to communication, e.g. if someone is upset and you tried talking to them, they may be rude to you or may not answer back in a nice way. Body language is one of the main things that a distressed person may use, they may want to tell you what they are upset about, so that would be an easier way for you to understand the situation they are in. A way to overcome this barrier to communication is to give them sympathy and try touch or contact, this may comfort them in a way of support. ...read more.

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Speaking slang may be another barrier to communication because if a person was from London and you where from Middlesbrough, and you spoke in informal language, they may not feel comfortable talking to you and may not be able to understand what you are talking about. Slang words are words or phrases that are used to make words or phrases shorter and easier to say. Slang is mainly made by the young generation in a local community. A way to overcome this barrier to communication is to speak in formal language and clearly, so they could understand what you are talking about. Inappropriate behaviour is a barrier to communication, e.g. If you are picking your nose or playing with your hair, people might think your getting bored or are not bothered about what the person is talking about. A way to overcome this barrier to communication is to stop fidgeting with things and sorting your posture out. - 1 - ...read more.

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