Some of the BARRIERS preventing and closing down communication are:

  • no time or energy
  • not wanting to stand out and be criticised
  • everyone else is doing it so it must be right/OK
  • feeling it won’t do any good
  • telling myself it doesn’t really matter & it’s not important
  • fear of failure
  • hoping someone else will sort it
  • distracting myself and focusing on something else
  • it’s not my responsibility &/or job
  • not having the skills, experience &/or confidence
  • not wanting to offend &/or upset
  • being on a mobile phone
  • having a dog growling at you from behind a front door