56% of Australians avoid calling people, choosing instead to text or send an instant message of some kind including teens who are an even lower percentage.
Most adults will see things on this list that even they could work on improving! Social skills develop with practice and can also decay with neglect.
Not talking leads to distance, misunderstanding and plenty of hurt feelings. Without communication you fill in the blanks… and they are rarely correct.
Sarcasm, witty one-liners, misplaced laughter and demeaning reminders… a simple change in the way we communicate can weed out casual disrespect.
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