Teens: How do you learn to control your anger? Activity 25(miscommunication )
Dr Gowher Yusuf
Hal 3rd stage, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Source: The Anger workbook for Teens by (Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS)
Anger is often a result of miscommunication or misinterpretation. Being sure that you have all the facts before you react, trying to see another’s perspective, and discussing your feelings with that person are all important steps in controlling you anger.
Miscommunication occurs when people don’t relay their ideas effectively and we don’t have all the information and try to fill in the gaps __and get it all wrong.
Have you ever misinterpreted a situation only to end up in trouble? Misinterpretation can be a web that traps you. Be careful not to make assumptions about another’s behaviour. If you get it all wrong, then you are setting yourself up for problems.
Tell about a time when you were caught in a web miscommunication or misinterpretation.
How could you have unravelled the web in this situation? For example, could you have gotten all the information before reacting? Could you have asked questions when you were not sure of something?