SEP 18, 2019: If others are misinterpreting what you say, you must accept part of the blame. Giving an unclear explanation of what you are feeling—and then getting annoyed when they don’t understand you is not productive. Get more specific in your communication and a marvelous thing will happen: people will know what you want, and work harder than you ever hoped to give it to you. This is especially true in romantic relationships, but applies everywhere else too.