View of myself as a communicator
Although, there are people that describe me as a passive communicator, I think I can communicate differently depending on the situation. There are tree personal rules that I try to follow in my communication with others. The first rule is based on the tight connection between the words and the meaning that they carry. The second rule is recognizing and understanding my own emotions in order to communicate effectively and keep the health of the relationships. The third rule is about successful listening.
In my communication with others, I always make sure people understand what I want to say and what I mean by saying it. Sharing information is not always easy especially, when there are cultural and language differences. For example, when I first moved to United States in 2005, I found out that sometimes people think of me as a bossy and manipulative person. This image of me that people were creating was based only on my communication with others. Considering the circumstances, I realized that local people build their sentences differently and I have to follow their model in order to be understood better. Knowing and understanding the culture and the language of the one with whom you are communicating is a key element for effective and successful communication.
The meaning of the words is very important for effective communication, but you can also express yourself with emotionally driven massages that your body produces in the process of communication. I believe that the ability to recognize, understand and manage my own emotions helps me to express myself in the best way I want. In my communication with others I always try to bring positive attitude. However, there are some cases and situations that I can easily become overwhelmed or upset. I am very emotional person, and if I do not manage my emotions I can say something that could be offensive and destruct my relationships. Understanding my own emotions is important...