Communication styles: how does age change them?

Today I want to dive into something that affects each and every one of us: how our communication styles change as we age. It’s a fascinating topic that sheds light on how we interact with one another across different generations.


Let’s rewind to the days of my childhood. Face-to-face communication was the norm. I’d spill out every thought without a second thought, embracing honesty like a best friend. There were no filters, just pure, unadulterated expression. If I felt it, I said it, simple as that. No second thoughts, no anxiety, no nothing…


Communication styles: how does age change them?


But oh, my adolescence years came knocking, and with it, the rise of social media. Tbh I didn’t even think social media would get to where it is now. I remember I used to post the craziest shit ever. Everything from my unfiltered opinion to sexy body pics. And I thought I was so cool. Yeah, super cool, over-sexualizing myself as a child and being super angry on the internet. It was like living in a perpetual game of seeking validation and attention.


Communication styles: teenage years


Fast forward to today, my early adult years. I’ve learned a thing or two about adaptability in conversation. With each interaction, I find myself shape shifting, tailoring my communication style to fit the person I’m speaking to. I don’t think it’s about being fake; it’s about understanding that different people respond to different approaches.


Don’t get me wrong, if I have a strong opinion or belief about something, I am still going to stand by that. I’ll just think about how it should come out of my mouth, so that I don’t offend anyone. 


Communication styles: young adult


I think the only person I am truly unfiltered with and extremely honest about everything is with myself. Just because I am the only person whom I talk to NON STOP. And a lot of things that go through my mind, don’t end up coming out of my mouth.


Other than myself, there are 5 people who I can strip away the filters and speak from the heart, knowing that my words will be met with understanding and acceptance. And those are: my mom and dad, my boyfriend, my best friend and sometimes my younger brother. 


Communication styles: how does age change them?


So, what’s the takeaway from this journey through communication? It’s that honesty and morals should always be our compass. Whether we’re chatting face-to-face, typing away on social media, or adapting our style to fit the situation, let’s never lose sight of the power of genuine expression.


Thanks for joining me on this little journey through the ages, dear readers. Until next time, keep the conversation going and never underestimate the power of a good chat.


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