- Transmittable between persons or species; contagious: communicable diseases.
- Readily communicated: communicable ideas.
Usually when you read about ‘communicable disease’ it’s in regards to exactly what it states, ‘diseases’. But I think it reaches even farther than that. In my opinion (gotta put the disclaimer before ppl jump down my throat), I believe miscommunication is a “communicable disease”, especially in relationships/friendships/fuckerships..whatever the situation that causes a need for COMMUNICATION. Miscommunication between men and women is a well known fact. So you’ll always have a battle of the sexes on who communicates better, men vs. women.
Now, I’m not going to sit here and say that women communicate better than men or vice versa, but I will say the lack of proper communication is what can definitely kill any type of relationship. Communication should not consist of vague-ity, devauling a person’s question, lies/half-truths/omission of information..etc..etc. I remember someone telling me recently ,”Don’t ask questions you don’t want answers to”…If questions are asked, they’re asked for a reason. To devalue a question is not a form of communication.
I think that emotional intelligence and maturity plays a huge role in effective communication. Emotional intelligence isn’t always synonymous with age though. I know 8 yr old kids who communicate better than some grown women and men. If you look at the interactions with kids, they’re no holds barred when it comes to how they communicate their feelings. They say what they have to say.
Once people rid themselves of the communicable disease of miscommunication, maybe more relationships, no matter what type they are, will thrive and grow. What’s your approach in communication? Does gender play a role in who communicates better?