Noise, for this discussion, refers to anything that interferes with the message. This might include external noise – such as a siren or a loud television. This may also include something internal – such as a particular set of perceptions or thoughts that are not centered on the message being conveyed. It is important to be aware that noise occurs in all settings, at all times, no matter in what mode or channel the message is sent.
At least three times today, while conversing with or listening to others, write down all the noise that is evident in the environment and any you are observing internally. Journal about how this may have impacted the interactions you observed.