BARRIERS TO COMMUNICATION
Noise represents any internal or external interference in the communication process. It can be caused by
Physical Noise – is the outside inter-ference that blocks the communica-tor / receiver from receiving the mes-sage. This noise can be from any loud speaker, music system, fan in the room, running water etc.,
Physiological noise – any impairment like deafness, tooth removed, headache or pain in the body which can cause a block in effective communication.
Semantic problem – this problem arises from the choice of words used to convey a message.
Syntactical problem – caused by how a sentence is structured.
Psychological problem – when people are nervous, or reluctant to speak or preoccupied with other problems, then this causes a barrier to communication.
Social noise – when preconceived ideas are strong and if an individual is influenced by the unchangeable soci-etal input, then these will cause problem to communication.
Communication skills is the ability to use language (receptive) and express (expres-sive) information. Effective communica-tion skills are a critical element in your career and personal lives.