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The Seven Barriers of Communication

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Most people would agree that communication between two individuals should be simple. It’s important to remember that there are differences between talking and communicating. When you communicate, you are successful in getting your point across to the person you’re talking to. When we talk, we tend to erect barriers that hinder our ability to communicate. There are seven of these types of barriers to effective communication, including:

  1. Physical barriers;
  2. Perceptual barriers;
  3. Emotional barriers;
  4. Cultural barriers;
  5. Language barriers;
  6. Gender barriers; and,
  7. Interpersonal barriers.

With this Guide, we'll help you better understand these barriers so you can recognize them and overcome them.

  • Introduction

  • Physical Barriers

    • Examples Of Physical Barriers

    • Overcoming Physical Barriers

  • ​Cultural Barriers​

    • Examples Of Cultural Barriers

    • Overcoming Cultural Barriers

  • Language Barriers

    • Examples Of Language Barriers

    • Overcoming Language Barriers 

  • Perceptual Barriers

    • Examples Of Perceptual Barriers

    • Overcoming Perceptual Barriers

  • Interpersonal Barriers

    • Examples Of Interpersonal Barriers

    • Overcoming Interpersonal Barriers

  • Gender Barriers

    • Examples Of Gender Barriers

    • Overcoming Gender Barriers

  • Emotional Barriers

    • Examples Of Emotional Barriers

    • Overcoming Emotional Barriers

  • Conclusion

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Thanks Chris for this information, it has helped me to do my Bcom assign
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The guide is very useful..it made me realize that communication needs a skill to develop it and must be utilized properly to have a positive results..
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I FOUND THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION VERY HELPFUL. CERTAIN THINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED ARE IN FACT TO BE UNDERSTOOD AND TAKEN CARE OF WHILE COMMUNICATING. THANKS FOR THIS UPDATE.
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Thank you so much, I enjoyed with this explanation so now I'm capable to explain to someone about barrier if communication. God bless you
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I greatly Thank You for enabling me access this great fountain of knowledge about communication barriers! Now am able to comprehend the barriers as never before.. ........... Thank you Mr.Chris Smith. Be Blessed!!!!!
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it really helped me throughly especially during cultural barriers,i have learned alot and it really are exactly what i needed to know since am doing management assisstant.am so gratefull
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very helpful! How about giving out guide in barrier to communication in household?
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It helped me a lot!now l can communicate very easily.
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Will submit more after more reading completed, but just from a few lines of reading, Set as excellent guide! Thank Rates a Bigger Star :-)
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It helps to understand nuances of communication along with tips to get rid of miscommunication at workplace and in society. thanks for nice tips.
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Thank you Chris i found it all very helpful :)
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This was extremely helpful but it would be nice to see these barriers broken down further.
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Thank you Mr.Smith it was useful for me and I am using this in my class too.
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If i pass my presentation, i will rate you. Thank you.
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This guide was very informative. Thank you for making this available.
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nice presentation
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Thank You Chris!
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Thank you Chris for this wonderful guide now i have an Idea on how to overcome communication barriers.
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Thanks for providing me this information. It is really very useful to me. But i want to know about one other barrier that is organizational barrier.
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Thank you so much... This guide helps me a lot for my assignment...
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Hello. Well the guide really helped me because i was in short of some examples but the definitions though i guess you can simplify them for others to better understand. Thanks
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Chris your approach is appreciated as it is user-friendly and some of the other research I have done is confusing and complicated. It is important that we appreciate the level of our audiences and when endeavouring to assist them in their learning we pitch our subjects so they will be able to use the knowledge and skills back in the workplace
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Your articles and classes are really helpful...Thanks Chris Smith... Regards: Engr Kashif Ahmad.
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Hi Chris, This is Sarah, I really find your presentation very helpful, very precise and very reader friendly. Can I have your permission to let me share this learning to my team mates as I was assigned to talk about communication barriers. I hope I could get your approval so I could also present this conversation with them. Any response will be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Sarah Tanyag
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Many good points and a few that really hit home. Thanks for posting
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I have been teaching 'barriers to communication', we have discussed many areas covered by this guide. For my students it will be, in easy to understand chunks, both a reminder of their discussions and an insight into further barriers that they may need to consider. Thank you
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I find it essential not only in public speaking but also in the workplace.
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