Positive Communication and its Benefits

Communication is one of the most significant discoveries of man since the beginning of time.  I speak now in a language you understand. Man learned how to communicate through symbols (written), actions, and speech.

Imagine if the gift of communication has not been instituted, then the world would be in chaos and eternal unrest. Communication though does not concern only the oral but also the written and psychomotor aspects. It is important therefore, that we communicate our thoughts and feelings in a positive manner.

What are the benefits of positive communication?

1. When a person communicates positively, it means he does this in a happy manner. His words are kind and his actions lively. These positive, physical expressions of communication increase the secretion of the hormone progesterone. Progesterone is one of the vital hormones responsible for several functions in menstruation and pregnancy.

2. A person who expresses himself in a positive manner experience lesser stress because fewer muscles are used. If fewer muscles are used then the person would be more relaxed and less fatigued.

3. When you communicate in a negative manner like when you’re angry and stressed out, you stimulate the secretion of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by the cortex of the adrenal glands.

The over secretion of cortisol will lead to insomnia, obesity, and lack of appetite. These are all detrimental to health and well being.

4. Positive communication includes the words, thank you, please, and you’re welcome.
These are words that demonstrate to the person that you respect him and that you are acknowledging his humanity. These would not only evoke feelings of belongingness but also of appreciation.

Belongingness and appreciation are included in Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. When all of the needs are fulfilled, a person would be considered healthy and in a state of well-being.

5. The non-verbal message should also be positive. Staying close to the person when talking indicates that you are amiable and open to his ideas. These would promote better understanding. A peaceful and positive environment would attract more positive energy.

With loved ones a positive non-verbal message like hugging and embracing would generate camaraderie and more love, and as we are well aware of, love brings out the best in everyone. Even the physiological functions of the body are enhanced; the skin glows, blood circulation is increased, metabolism is unimpeded. This is because positive emotions lower the concentration of cortisol. Positive written thoughts too would have the same good effects.

6. Positive communication also promotes peace and contentment among people. You cannot stay angry with a person who talks to you in a calm, soft voice, in spite of your yelling and shouting. What better benefit you can derive from positive communication than peace and love for everyone?

The importance of positive oral communication cannot be denied especially in this computer generation where “face to face” encounters rule out non verbal cues, so go out and spread the wonder of positive communication.

19 thoughts on “Positive Communication and its Benefits

  1. So I can't say, "You suck!" even with a happy face? Ahehehe. I'm surprised that negativity even has some bad effects on the one dishing out this negativity. Buti nga. That's good to hear. 🙂

    • He he he… Hello Jan, yes, oftentimes, I, myself, forget this and do it myself, but what's important is that we are aware of it so we can stop doing it. Kumusta na?

  2. I'm okay for I still feel wary about eating meat. Nakakatakot. Masarap mabuhay. Hey, speaking of negativity, did you know that our least favorite corner of the blogosphere is at it again – tangling with a couple of bloggers over the presidential aspirants? Getting to be a favorite modus operandi, no?

    For what it's worth, I'm happy that the problem you had with your health did not happen during that time. Baka pati iyon i-attribute nila sa kanilang kagitingan sa pakikipaghamok.

    Let's live well and be happy. That's our best revenge. 🙂

    • hello Jan, you still visit that dark corner? lol, you're right, let's live our lives to the fullest and be happy,. In fact, I have forgotten all about it. I don't want to carry that burden forever…lol…Be happy and stay healthy my dearest friend. You still have to inspire lots of people to write. All the best.

  3. during my early days here j said "welcome to the darkside/blogosphere" lol! i can only imagine how dark this site ( the blogosphere not jena's blog) gets, i wonder if brother ken has spare time, he may want to write or type when he has nothing else to do, but that might be a dangerous idea knowing how he's a gazillion times more violent than any activist, one of my favorite forms of communication is appearance, it usually causes misunderstanding! lol! tc guys! 🙂

    • He he he, you still remember Jan's comment. Of course there are more good people in the blogosphere. Take care Aj, keep blogging. Congrats again for winning with the Allimed paper.

  4. thanks a lot jena for all the support we members got from you! 🙂
    oh, I'll be absent from the blogosphere for about a month or two, but i have two upcoming posts, one on each month, tc always! 🙂

  5. I am a believer in positive thoughts and actions. There are people who throw words for granted and say they despite of the consequences, I just don't like that. But sometimes, I do that, I mean forget to think before I act. So, as a manner of practice, I would do my best to be positive in everything I do. Well, most of the time.

    z

    • We'll we're human Doc Z, we commit these mistakes, but we should keep trying, it is a daily challenge and if we don't give up we still did not fail, right? Ganun lang talaga iyon. We have to keep trying. TC.

  6. I’m okay for I still feel wary about eating meat. Nakakatakot. Masarap mabuhay. Hey, speaking of negativity, did you know that our least favorite corner of the blogosphere is at it again – tangling with a couple of bloggers over the presidential aspirants? Getting to be a favorite modus operandi, no?

    For what it’s worth, I’m happy that the problem you had with your health did not happen during that time. Baka pati iyon i-attribute nila sa kanilang kagitingan sa pakikipaghamok.

    Let’s live well and be happy. That’s our best revenge. 🙂

  7. speak positive, you’ll get positive feedback. if you get negative vibes even though you speak positively, you’re speaking to the wrong person lol

    seriously, this is very true especially when we’re talking to our children. if everything that they hear is NO, CAN’T and NOT, they will grow up lacking in self-confidence.

  8. speak positive, you'll get positive feedback. if you get negative vibes even though you speak positively, you're speaking to the wrong person lol

    seriously, this is very true especially when we're talking to our children. if everything that they hear is NO, CAN'T and NOT, they will grow up lacking in self-confidence.

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