3 min readJun 15, 2022

Importance of communication

As discussed earlier, communication is the transmission of information from a sender to the receiver through a selected channel that will be understandable to the receiver for him or her to give valid feedback if needed. Communication brings people together, closer to each other by bridging the gaps between them. In life communication helps us express ourselves better.

Importance of communication in an individual is that it helps us to express each other better, it's used to statisfy our needs. For prosperity of our career, communication is needed, in our Personal life communication helps us to understand our partner well and also be understood.

Other important of communication include the following

For motivation

To secure job

To convey ones feeling

To learn and teach others etc.

What are some of the things that hinder communication to be effective. This will led us to what we know as "Barriers to effective communication".

There are Many ways why communication may fail. In many instances, the message or information thats been sent may not be well understandable by the receiver. There are many barriers to communication and these may occur at any stage in the communication process. Barriers may lead to your message becoming distorted and you therefore risk wasting both time and strength by causing confusion and misunderstanding to the receiver.

Use of slangs: usage of words that even the receiver is not familiar with is one of the factor that hinder a message not be understood by the audience. This is the first barriers to communication.

Language difference : you as an Igbo man trying to communicate with a Yoruba man that doesn't understand your language will make it hard to convey your information or message.

Cultural difference : The norms of social interaction vary greatly in different cultures, as do the way in which emotions are expressed. For instance in Some culture white attaire is used to mourn the dead while in some other culture, white is the colour for mourning.

Emotions : this could be another barrier, for instance when you are angry you might utter what you don't mean. That anger is transmitting your message in another format to your audience. Etc.

Communication skills and personality development.

Personality refers to an individual’s characteristics, style, behavior, mindset, attitude, his own unique way of perceiving things and seeing the world. The way you behave with others reflects your personality. An individual with a pleasing personality is appreciated and respected by all.

Effective communication skills plays a vital roles in designing a person personality. Communication aid in easy expression of our thoughts. Effective communication skills strengthen the bond among individuals. People with great communication skills tend to have a better and impressive personality.

Take care of your body language. Correct body language exudes confidence which further hones an individual’s personality. Do not fiddle with things around while speaking. It is also important to be a good and patient listener for effective communication skills. Observe whether the other person is listening to you or not. Allow the other person to speak as well in case of queries or confusions.

In Life communication skills is a vital tools for easy knowledge on how to express your thoughts and also to convey information to the public. Communication is part of you, they way you expressed your thoughts will make your audience know what your personality is.

Choose your words clearly and try to be a good listener. Speak less and listen well. I hope you are gain one or Two point out of this write-up.

Abdulrahmon Sodiq olawale.


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