Conversational Blind Spots

They happen when we are seeing the situation from our own individual perspective rather than seeking to understand the other person’s point of view.

For example:

  • Assuming others see, feel and think about the situation exactly as we do; this prevents us from trying to understand it from their perspective.
  • Failing to realize that fear, trust, and distrust change how we see and interpret reality.
  • Being unable to see something from someone else’s point of view if we are fearful or upset about a situation.
  • Assuming we remember what others say, we actually remember what we think about what others say.

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