Psychological and sociological barriers to communication


Last Modified  28 July 2016

There are numerous barriers to effective communication. This tool identifies the psychological and sociological barriers that might prevent effective communications; for example regional accents, personality type, modes of thinking and moods, through to prejudice and perceived social stature. All such factors influence how a person may communicate and how others react to them – different people will make different assumptions about a person's accent, for example.

Tool aim
  • To help participants become aware of the psychological and sociological barriers to effective communication, and how misunderstandings occur.