Basics of Communication

The communication basics we all need to know

Posted Jul 13, 2013

A large portion of our lives is spent communicating with others. Sharing your thoughts and understanding another person's feelings are essential skills for functioning in any society in the world. It is no surprise then that difficulty with communication is the #1 issue that brings people to couples counseling, and is at the core of many other things that we struggle with. The following is a simple model of communication that can help illustrate how communicating with others really works, all the places it can go wrong, and what we can do to be better.


Will Meek PhD is a psychologist in Vancouver, Washington. Get notifications of all his new posts through Facebook and Twitter.