Code Of Communication Ethics


When the rubber meets the road, do you follow these codes of communicator competence?

  1. I ask clearly stated questions.
  2. I listen open-mindedly and without distraction.
  3. When I feel anxious about the topic of discussion, for confirmation I summarize and repeat what is being said to me.
  4. I apologize when I talk over anyone.
  5. I don’t push my pointed opinion down a closed throat.
  6. I respectfully give feedback in the preferred style of Empathizers vs. Instigators.
  7. I manage my own mood because I am in the driver’s seat of my life.
  8. I access information and mentors to help me become a more positive and effective communicator.
  9. I work with my communicator type and know why I react/respond as an Empathizer-type or Instigator-type communicator.
  10. I purposefully acquire the strengths I admire about my opposite communicator type.
  11. I don’t cop out by defaulting to fear or anger or the blame game, which is lame.
  12. I confront and eliminate the communicator prejudices of both types to create productive problem solving and enlivening relationships.

Dr. Dennis O’Grady is a clinical psychologist, and relationship communication consultant who offers coaching and workshops on the TALK2ME system. Dennis can be reached at (937) 428-0724.

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