Do you ever feel like you are talking to a brick wall? Do you get blank stares from people or maybe when you leave a conversation, you know the other person didn’t hear you right or seem to care what you said?
It might feel like you all are speaking a different language - at home and work.
You know what? You kinda are.
People view and hear information through different filters. So our responses and actions can be perceived as totally ‘foreign’ to someone who is the complete opposite of us. We are speaking a different language on some level because of our various personalities, strengths, and the way we process information.
It’s hard to understand and value people who don’t communicate like us. That’s why we can tend to hire people who we can understand and get along with quickly without much extra effort.
It’s so much work and wasted time explaining yourself over and over to a colleague (or significant other or child) who just won’t listen!
But have you considered that you aren’t communicating in a way other people [opposite of you] can understand you?
One way to remedy this is to truly know yourself and your team members. The 5 Voices assessment is built to help you do that. It’s a communication tool that brings awareness to where and how you lose influence without knowing it, the lies you believe about yourself, what happens to you under pressure, and so much more.
It brings you a high level of awareness of what it’s like to be on the other side of you.
Knowing these things about your team members provides clarity and a common language that you all speak! This in turn decreases drama, conflict, and wasted time.