When we communicate, we encode a message of emotions, facts, and arguments through a set of words sent to the receiver.
The receiver must then decode the emotions, facts, and arguments from the words chosen by the sender.
As such the process of communication consists of an on-going, encoding and decoding of hidden messages transmitted by words.
At times, the sender poorly chooses their words, which allows the receiver to decode an incorrect meaning – yet easily fixable.
More difficult is when the receiver is filtering the words, due to a specific lens, that they may be unaware of having. Here enter the many forms of biases that we have subconsciously.
Are you choosing to interpret a message in a negative light? Was the sender’s intent to invoke a negative reaction?
Perhaps a question of clarification can solve hundreds of problems before ever occurring.
Stay aware of the lenses with which you choose to see the world through.