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Chatting with ChitChat

Hi, it’s me, ChitChat. I’m one of six ItsIts. You may not know that each ItsIt represents a personality trait. So, I decided it was time to share with all of you boys and girls, your parents, and teachers more about whom I am and what I represent in YOUR life.

The personality trait I represent is Communication. I love representing communication because it means I’m friendly and like meeting people. Communication offers me the opportunity to chat with new people and form new friendships. I guess that’s why they call me ChitChat.

Being a good communicator helps me to be open, honest and, speak in a tone of voice that others enjoy hearing. My listening skills are excellent, which reassures people I am seriously listening to them and their opinions. I want others to know that what they have to say is important to me. I also have the ability to choose my words carefully so not to offend anyone. Life is amazing when you talk and act appropriately.

At one time in my life, I was very shy. It was uncomfortable for me to speak out and communicate. I differently didn’t know how to make others feel comfortable. Once I developed better communication skills my confidence soared, and shyness was no longer a problem. If you are shy, work to improve how you communicate so you don't miss out on wonderful friendship. One communication skill I learned was to ask people questions; questions encourage people to open up. Try it, it works!

Here are some tips that help improve communication skills:

  1. Make good eye contact when speaking one-on-one or speaking to a group.

  2. Speak slowly and plainly being aware of the tone of your voice.

  3. Be a good listener; it is the only way that someone will know you are interested in hearing what they have to say.

  4. Always, address someone with respect and sincerity, especially when discussing sensitive topics.

  5. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others. Communication is easier when you ask questions. Most people will respond positively.

It is so cool representing communication. The better I communicate, the more remarkable my life becomes, wow, what a fantastic feeling.

Hopefully, you now understand me better and what I represent. Never be afraid to reach out to someone and start up a conversation. Good communication develops good relationships. Relationship that become fun, meaningful, and can offer support.

Shrink, our wise owl and advisor, once said to me, "you have to be a friend to have a friend.” So, don’t be afraid to speak up and share your thoughts, ideas, wants and needs and never forget to listen carefully when others share with you.

Before saying goodbye, I want you to know I really enjoyed sharing a little about myself with you and it didn't hurt me one bit to let you know that I use to be painfully shy.

Goodbye for now, and hopefully, we will be chatting soon.

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