Communication is the activity of conveying information and is integral for any relationship, be it at home, with friends, or at work. Research has shown consistently that a deficiency in this skill can absolutely ruin relationships. The foundation of solid interpersonal skills is not just making yourself heard but also involves an understanding of where other people are coming from. The communication process is ultimately effective once the receiver has understood the message of the sender. Sounds easy, huh? If not, what are your communication barriers?