125 B22 Positive Emotion – Being understood

Being Understood


Having others comprehend your communications.

Practical Tips

  1. Sometimes you have to ‘spell out’ exactly want you want to be understood, so be clear.
  2. Ask the person you are talking to, to repeat back what you’ve just said (or just ask if they have understood you).
  3. Speak with certainty and conviction, stand tall (metaphorically).
  4. Express your gratitude when people have listened to you.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to speak with clarity, when I want to be understood.


(How to make it very EASY to feel the positive emotion)

Anytime I am mindful to get my message across, I feel I am Being Understood.


Example Challenges

My Mum misunderstood me when I asked her if I could borrow some money, she thought I wanted her to give it to me and now she’s taken the huff!   (DC005)



“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”

~Ralph Nichols