This is too good not to share.
H. Norman Wright in *Communication: Key to Your Marriage* says, "Communication specialists point out that when you talk with another person there are actually six messages that can come through: (1) What you mean to say; (2) What you actually say; (3) What the other person hears; (4) What the other person thinks he or she hears; (5) What the other person says about what you said; and (6) What you think the other person said about what you said."
Oh boy! Is that ever true!
This doesn't just apply to verbal communication. It also applies to written communication.
Originally posted on Diaryland