Hi, my name is Reka Morvay. I'm a psychologist, and I'm going to talk to you today about barriers to effective communication. Effective communication is one of the most important skills to develop. Whether in a work relationship or in a romantic relationship it is equally important to be able to communicate your wants and your needs in your situation effectively to the other person. Some barriers to effective communication are, for example, being indirect, not coming out directly and saying exactly what you mean, or not listening to the other person. Listening is an extremely important, but often overlooked component in communication. You have to be able to understand and listen to your partner's feedback for effective communication to work. Ineffective communication is also often one way. If you find that you are the one doing all the talking, and absolutely no talking is done by your partner this is not effective communication because it isn't mutual. Effective communication is also often verbal. If you are able to put your desires into words it's a much more effective way of communicating them than communicating them nonverbally. Cryptic communication is very un ineffective. When you go in a roundabout, coded, mystified way of trying to express what you mean, instead of coming right out and being clear and being honest about what you mean. Dishonest communication is also very ineffective. If you are not saying what is true for your emotional state, or where you are you are not going to be able to use this communication effectively. So, all of these are very important factors in having imp, having effective communication skills.