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Top 19 No Communication Quotes

No Communication Quotes

This post contains some of the best no communication quotes.

No Communication Quotes

1. “It is false to assume that if one can talk he can communicate.” — Reuel Howe

2. “The passive style can be useful at times. If a firefighter orders you to stay away from a burning propane truck, it’s probably best to play along. As the only option, however, it generally leads to misery.” – Randy J. Paterson

3. “When we’re communicating, a nonassertive response is almost always easier and more comfortable to use than an assertive one.” – Randy J. Paterson

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4. “Emperor Frederick, the thirteenth-century ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, wanted to know what language had been spoken at the birth of mankind in the Garden of Eden. Was it Hebrew, Greek, or Latin? He ordered an experiment in which the original circumstances would be re-created as closely as possible. A group of infants were to be isolated from hearing human speech from the moment of birth until they spoke their language. The babies were to be raised by wet nurses who were strictly charged to maintain complete silence when with the babies. All the conditions of the experiment were successfully carried out. The result? Every one of the babies died. The lack of communication is often toxic and can be lethal.” – Robert Bolton

5. “A barrier to communication is something that keeps meanings from meeting. Meaning barriers exist between all people, making communication much more difficult than most people seem to realize.” — Reuel Howe

6. “When you ignore these gestures, people will think their actions were unhelpful and unappreciated. This sends a bad cue to your peer especially if their input was requested. They will stop connecting with you and, worse, they might even get offended by your lack of response.” – John Ward

7. “Avoiding the issue (the passive option) shuts down the communication before it begins. Resentful, brooding silence (the passive-aggressive option) leaves the reason for your displeasure a mystery and invites the other person to guess (and feel frustrated that you don’t just tell them) or to ignore it altogether.” – Randy J. Paterson

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8. “The passive style is primarily avoidant—a manifestation of the flight response.” – Randy J. Paterson

9. “Many people who adopt a passive position do so because they feel that others’ views are more important than their own.” – Randy J. Paterson

10. “Many people who use the passive style can feel a pressure building up inside. They are filled with resentment and anger at having their lives controlled by others. They fear what will happen if they begin expressing themselves.” – Randy J. Paterson

11. “A passive style places the other person in charge and communicates an expectation that your views will be ignored.” – Randy J. Paterson

12. “You might think that a person who overuses the passive style would have no great difficulty giving positive feedback. They might do it constantly, using an I’m-being-nice-so-don’t-attack-me strategy. In fact, the reverse seems to be true. Most overly passive individuals not only avoid conflict, but they also avoid expressing positive feeling.” – Randy J. Paterson

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13. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” – Charlie Kaufman

14. “It is lack of communication that leads to unhappy marriage.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

15. “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply.” – Stephen Covey

16. “Things will kill your relationship: Insecurity, trust issues, jealousy, lack of communication, assumptions.” – Unknown

17. “Relationship never die a natural death. They are always murdered, either by ego or by lack of communication.” – Unknown

18. “Lack of communication destroys everything!” – Iti Sharma

19. “We never listen when we are eager to speak.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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