Examples of emotional barriers that prevent individuals from
effective communication include:
- Anger - Anger can
affect the way your brain processes information given to you. For
example, angry people have difficulty processing logical
statements, limiting their ability to accept explanations and
solutions offered by others
- Pride - The need to
be right all the time will not only annoy others, it can shut down
effective communication. For example, you might focus only on your
perspective, or you might come up with ways to shoot down other
people before you even listen to their points.
- Anxiousness - Anxiety has a negative impact on
the part of your brain that manages creativity and communication
skills. For example, your constant worries can hinder your ability
to concentrate on the information you are giving or receiving.