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Top 23 Bad Communication Quotes

Bad Communication Quotes

This post contains some of the best bad communication quotes.

Bad Communication Quotes

1. “Poor is the manifestation of the absence of communication.” ― Meir Ezra

2. “The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.” – J.B. Priestley

3. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

4. “Lack of communication can drive a spike between two people wider than any physical distance.” – Mark W. Boyer

5. “Our lack of intimacy is due to our refusal to unplug and shut off communication from all others so we can be alone with Him.” – Francis Chan

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6. “Don’t assume your partner knows about everything you expect in a relationship. Let him know. A relationship should be based on communication, not on assumption.” – Unknown

7. “It’s (the lack of communication between the people in his paintings, ed.) probably a reflection of my own, if I may say, loneliness. I don’t know. It could be the whole human condition.” – Edward Hopper

8. “A relationship with a lack of communication won’t work. There has to be vulnerability. Your partner is not a mind reader. If you let your ego/pride keep you from expressing how you feel, nothing will ever get fixed. Stop ignoring them and learn about each other, so you can grow together.” – Unknown

9. “Technology is a compulsive and addictive way to live. Verbal communication cannot be lost because of a lack of skill. The ability to listen and learn is key to mastering the art of communication. If you don’t use your verbal skills and networking, it will disappear rapidly. Use technology wisely.” – Rick Pitino

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10. “When you stop communicating, you become poor.” – Meir Ezra

11. “Self-consciousness kills communication.” – Rick Steves

12. “Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.” – Chinese Proverb

13. “Two things can destroy any relationship: Unrealistic expectations and poor communication.” – Unknown

14. “Lack of communication is the main reason of misunderstanding in any relationship.” – Prebha

15. “Communication to a relationship is like oxygen is to life. Without it, it dies.” – Tony A. Gaskin Jr.

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16. “One kind of life-alienating communication is the use of moralistic judgments that imply wrongness or badness on the part of people who don’t act in harmony with our values.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

17. “Life-alienating communication, however, traps us in a world of ideas about rightness and wrongness—a world of judgments. It is a language rich with words that classify and dichotomize people and their actions. When we speak this language, we judge others and their behavior while preoccupying ourselves with who’s good, bad, normal, abnormal, responsible, irresponsible, smart, ignorant, etc.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

18. “If someone pulled out in front of me in traffic, my reaction would be, “You idiot!” When we speak this language, we think and communicate in terms of what’s wrong with others for behaving in certain ways or, occasionally, what’s wrong with ourselves for not understanding or responding as we would like.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

19. “Communication is life-alienating when it clouds our awareness that we are each responsible for our own thoughts, feelings, and actions. The use of the common expression have to, as in “There are some things you have to do, whether you like it or not,” illustrates how personal responsibility for our actions can be obscured in speech.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

20. “Communicating our desires as demands is yet another form of language that blocks compassion. A demand explicitly or implicitly threatens listeners with blame or punishment if they fail to comply. It is a common form of communication in our culture, especially among those who hold positions of authority” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

21. “When someone communicates negatively, we have four options as to how to receive the message: (1) blame ourselves, (2) blame others, (3) sense our own feelings and needs, (4) sense the feelings and needs hidden in the other person’s negative message.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

22. “When we communicate with ourselves on a regular basis through inner judgment, blame, and demand, it’s not surprising that our self-concept gives in to feeling more like a chair than a human being.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

23. “Many of us have great difficulty expressing our needs: we have been taught by society to criticize, insult, and otherwise (mis)communicate in ways that keep us apart. In a conflict, both parties usually spend too much time intent on proving themselves right, and the other party wrong, rather than paying attention to their own and the other’s needs. And such verbal conflicts can far too easily escalate into violence—and even war” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

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