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Personality types, personality disorders/differences, communication styles, learning disabilities/differences, learning styles, cognitive abilities, cultural, social, economic and diversity differences all have a huge impact on how we communicate and it's in this group that we hope to overcome challenges to uncover a better, happier existence.

Discussion of differences, personality and cognition issues, problem-solving, communication conflicts you or others are experiencing, the art of communication, etc. are very welcome and encouraged.
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Nov. 7th, 2004 @ 07:21 pm The Three Stages of Self Esteem When Trying to Accomplish Something
This is a quick overview of some simplified thoughts (there are bound to be loopholes all over the place --don't fall in, but if you do try not to get trapped! ;-) ...

Stage One - I'm not sure how this can be done. (passive)
Stage Two - How do I do it? (passive-active)
Stage Three - I can do it! (active)

Notice that there is a progression from a period(.) to a question mark(?) then finally ending with an exclamation mark (!) -- this isn't an accident.

When a person has low self esteem they think of ways "not" to accomplish things. They will mull over how things are "not" possible and "assume" too much about the situation. When a person has okay self esteem, they will ask themselves how to get things done: What can I do to get x,y,z done? And when a person has high self esteem, they say: I can do it! Then they go about their business.

I'm the type of person that listens to/reads/hears every word, its importance to the speaker, and its relevance to me. Words, how they are phrased, and their syntax offer great meaning to the auditor if one is willing to listen beyond the obvious.

Of course, what I say is simplified and in its current form open to much interpretation. However, I just wanted to write this since it's been on my mind for awhile. Discussion is welcome.


p.s. Unfortunately due to my hectic schedule I'm often not able to write in this journal very often; however, it's my hope that people will offer their own thoughts without having to be rewarded with comments.
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Aug. 17th, 2004 @ 01:27 pm Indisposed...
I'm not abandoning this group after putting in hard work to set it up... no, I'm just "resting", "thinking" and trying to shake a cold... I'm also really busy with my paid and other non paid work. grrr.

I should be back to post and reply in about a week or two. Just thought I would let everyone know I haven't and will not lose interest in this group.

Hey, if nothing else, we will have a place to rant. lol So feel free to rant and post away -- I still come to look at the journal almost daily.
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Aug. 12th, 2004 @ 12:18 am Posting and Commenting.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Please feel free to start posting and commenting. Without people participating, there is no community. ;)

I did another "new community blitz"; however, please feel free to do some blitzing to the communities that you are subscribed to, could have an interest in our community and in which it's allowed to post communities.

And if you are not sure of what to say, just ask... you will get some ideas. *grin*

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Aug. 4th, 2004 @ 01:15 am Communication Styles Links and Info
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In closing, I always find it amusing that many speak with such conviction that there was is "the" best, right and/or only way because I have a hard time believing that! :-)

I tried finding communication style quizzes and good group communications/dynamics links but I couldn't find them; do you know of any?
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Aug. 3rd, 2004 @ 10:37 pm Inside Izzy
Current Mood: busy
I'm Izzy (moderator of this group) and as much as it can be difficult for people to understand me and vice versa, I strive for the holy grail of communication synthesis! :-)


Please introduce yourself and include results of questionnaires (but not the picture graphic quizzes (from places like Quizilla), unless it's from one of the links on the info page).

And maybe one day we can meet and find some common ground or reach enlightenment...
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