Have you ever been in conversation with your loved ones and just found it impossible to really, truly, communicate? Like, no matter how carefully you tried to explain your point of view the whole conversation seemed to go off the rails in a series of misses, and you all ended up feeling not-so-good about the contact you just had? It might have something to do with one of the four communication styles you learned in childhood.
Communication styles fall into four major categories – Passive, Aggressive, Passive Aggressive, and Assertive. Keep reading to learn more about all four.