Originally Posted by Oceanbreeze
OK, so message isn't received. That is not our problem. If someone really isn't going to see a certain point of view. There's really NOTHING anyone is going to say to that person to change their mind, so what's the POINT in arguing?
I say same for person who sent the message. It's not our problem either if their message isn't what a sender intended. Many times - a speaker expects us to understand him immediately like we're mind readers.
I would focus more on constructing a well-received message than to fret about why audience is being "difficult" with my ill-conceived message. that's why some people can be stupid but charismatic and some are brilliant yet poor at convincing people.