Respond to each of the following statements with T if you believe the statement is usually true and F if you believe the statement is usually false.
- Good communicators are born, not made.
- The more a couple communicates, the better their relationship will be.
- Unlike effective speaking, effective listening cannot be taught.
- Opening lines such as “How are you?” or “Fine weather today” or “Have you got a light?” serve no really useful communication purpose.
- When two people are in a close relationship for a long period of time, one should not have to communicate his or her needs and wants, the other person should know what they are.
- When verbal and non-verbal messages contradict each other, people believe the verbal message.
- Complete openness should be the goal of any meaningful personal relationship.
- When there is interpersonal conflict, each person should aim to win even at the expense of the other person.
- Like good communicators, leaders are born, not made.
- Fear of speaking in public is detrimental and must be eliminated.
And what do you know. All above ten statements are false.