Some time ago I had the pleasure to discuss with #Jelenacoaching (relationship coach & WizzSense partner) about the common behaviors of bad communicators. Some highlights:
our beliefs and assumptions prevent us from listening to others and often lead us to aggresive bahaviors
during tough conversations our ego blossoms and turns the interaction into a fight, forgeting our main objective which is convergence
those patterns are common in work or personal relationships
push yourself to say how you feel by someone elses behavior
push yourself to express what you think of him, when he has a certain behavior
fight for a win win interaction. Communication is not a battle, pass the ball, don't "throw" it.