Impediments to effective interpersonal discussion/communication. Not mutually exclusive.
- Lack of trust - the perception of bad motives by your discussion partner.
- Fear of being wrong - an ego commitment to a particular position that prevents the open consideration of alternatives.
- Lack of clarity - a disjoint in the understanding of terms and concepts - sometimes the result of asymmetric prior education and conditioning.
Number 1 is devastating. 2. is formidable. 3. can be overcome with patience and determination.