Being misunderstood is a common problem . Some misinterpretation effects can be minor and easily resolved , but others may have destructive consequences , especially when wrong impressions persist despite all efforts to dispel them . But why are born misrepresentations ? What effect do they have on the people involved ? What can you do if others misunderstand action ? After all , it matters what others think about you ? Misinterpretations may or may not have serious consequences. For example , if you hear a man talking loudly in a restaurant , you may conclude that it is either an extrovert or a person who wants to draw attention to herself . But you could be wrong . The person you speak probably has a hearing problem .