Do different perceptions create barriers to communication?Every person has a unique personality and perceives the world in their own unique way. Every individual has different perceptions of different people. And in a similar way, different people can also have different perceptions of an individual. So, the opinion of a person may be different from that of others. But it cannot be said that the perception of a person by another person is always accurate. And, sometimes people develop such a perception of others that it may create barriers to communication. These barriers interrupt and prevent us from having an accurate perception of others. These perception barriers arise primarily as a result of a person's conception of others before knowing anything. Now, these perception barriers disrupt active communication between individuals by making an individual biassed and forced to think in a particular way. In this way, the conversation between two individuals will not be as healthy as it could be. It is very common for it to occur when we meet with a person for the first time. We make some assumptions based on our own personal interests, beliefs, and preferences, and it also affects our communication and interpersonal relationships, which, in turn, also affects trust.
To avoid such situations and have smooth and healthy relationships, it is necessary to break down these perception barriers. Though it is not an easy task to break entrenched perceptions or tackle them, adopting a positive attitude towards others can help to create healthy interactions and healthy relationships. Therefore, it is necessary to break down our assumptions and overcome the perceived barriers to bridge the communication gaps.
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