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My wife explained to me that she thought that she was speaking a different language from her supervisor. She didn't know how to get her ideas across.

Does she have this problem with anyone else?

I've got a programmer friend who I have a hard time understanding. We've got a similar sense of humor, work on somewhat similar stuff, and talk regularly, but when it comes to technical discussions I often haven't the slightest idea what he's talking about.

The problem is that some folks talk to you assuming you know various bits of context which you actually don't know. Could be that your wife is doing this.

If that's not the case, and she's actually a clear communicator, then I don't know the best way to deal with it. You'd think that the best way would be to approach the PHB, explain the "blank stare" experience, and ask to work together on a solution. But, unfortunately due to the nature of PHB's, that might do more harm than good.

In reply to Re: Talking across great divides by j3
in thread Talking across great divides by corenth

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