Originally Posted by constlady
When I'm told by someone with whom I communicate that my interpretation of the words being used isn't the same as theirs, I try to reframe my communication to meet them as best I can or we no longer have a conversation, we have a monologue.
Expecting another to automatically adapt to my frame of reference is disrespectful at worst and unproductive at best.
Asking for a person to be more specific in what they are referring to in a discussion is not expecting them to automatically adapt their frame of reference.
I find it interesting that these issues of communication most often come up when one person says something that another person doesn't want to hear.