I am a good communicator. I write well, speak somewhat articulately (if a little fast), and have a gift for teaching concepts at varying levels.
However, neither my family or my coworkers would tell you they're completely satisfied with how much I communicate.
I'm an introvert. A lot more goes on in my head than ever proceeds out of my mouth. I forget that no one can read minds and that my knowledge is virtually useless if I don't share it.
For me, I have to overcommunicate. At work, that might mean a word in person, an email, and a note. It might mean talking to multiple people in the same department. It might mean following up later to make sure what I said was understood and acted upon.
At home, as much as I wish everyone could read my minds, they can't. My kids can't live up to my expectations if they don't know what they are. My husband won't know how strongly I feel about something if I clam up when I'm upset.
Sometimes I'm tired and I don't feel like all this communication stuff, but then things fall apart. I get a dozen guests an hour in my office, asking me questions and interrupting my work. My husband and I have the all-too-familiar, "I thought you said..." or "I thought you were..." conversations.
In reality, the more I communicate, the smoother things go, because other people know where I'm coming from. When is it hard for you to communicate? MMQZQMEWJQ8F