Words to Avoid: “You’re missing my point”

The speaker of these words is implying that they are being clear in their words and it is the listener’s fault for not understanding what they have said.

It is quite likely that the speaker is not being clear enough. They may not be connecting all the dots. They may be assuming that the other person knows things that they actually don’t.

A better way to say it would be: “Let me try to come at this differently”; “Let me try to rephrase this to make my meaning clearer.” In this way, you are showing that you recognize your part in the issue.

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