How do you get rid of assumptions?
Here are 5 ways to challenge your assumptions:Ask rather than assume. Instead of basing your decisions on what you think you know, ask questions to get more information and clarification. Respond don’t react. Decide to see positive intentions. Empower and Equip Everyone. Shift from expectation to shared understanding.
Why is it important to make assumptions?
One way our brain saves energy is by making assumptions. We draw on our past experiences to find patterns in how the world works. When we encounter new situations, we apply these patterns—or assumptions—to the new environment. This process saves us the energy of analyzing each situation completely anew.
What do assumptions cause?
Assumptions damage our capacity to relate to others. If you are always assuming you know how others think and feel, you stop listening and communicatingand leave them feeling trapped or misunderstood. And relationship difficulties, whether at work or home, can lead to low self-esteem and depression.
How can we prevent communication assumptions?
How can we avoid making assumptions?Be patient. Your ideas are important, but no more important than anyone else’s.Listen carefully. Take notes if necessary. Rephrase what was said in your own words. Don’t interrupt. Pause and reflect.