Subtext: Friend or Foe?
Conscious Communication: bringing communication up from "auto-pilot" and reactive, to thoughtful, responsive, and above all, intentional.
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Subtext: Friend or Foe?
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The Space Between
Implicit Confusion / Explicit Clarification explored the pitfalls of
not fully and clearly expressing something; leaving nothing to
interpret. We looked at this from the speaker’s perspective, in terms of
being explicit and not implying what needs to be stated clearly.
Implications are fraught with interpretation, and interpretation is
fraught with our own worldviews and baggage.
As I said earlier,
subtext does exist, and it can add another dimension of richness to
communication. The trick is having accurate subtext. The only way to
ensure this is looking at how you obtained the subtext. Obviously
assumptions and projections don’t work. Checking in and getting explicit
information is definitely accurate, but that’s not subtext. Subtext
works a lot like context in terms of giving “meaning” to our
communication. It becomes the canvas under the painting.
Let There Be Space
If you read between the lines,
you’re not reading the lines. Between the lines there’s blank space.
That blank space can be anything to anyone. This was a popular subject
for artists during the 1960’s. A big blue box. What does it mean? It’s
open to your interpretation. It can mean anything.
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