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From The Blog

I admit it. I was seething.  Had you been standing beside me you would have felt the negative energy coming off of me like waves rolling up on the shore. The problem was that I was seethingat my boss and so I couldn’t really say anything about it. 

Have you ever said that? Have you ever been frustrated by someone who cannot speak English well? I have been, then I became an expat and got a major perspective change. 

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How good of a communicator are you? Do you yell and make judgements or do you listen and empathize with the other person?

Do you get defensive and stand your ground or are you able to put your emotions on hold for a moment and truly listen to what the other person is not saying? I’m what some people would call reactionary.  When something happened in my life my first response was react rather dramatically.  But I learned over the last 4 years that this type of communication style was not working well for me, just ask my ex husband!!