Closed communication is when words suppress expression. Here's an example of it that recently happened in my life.
"Oh my gosh! Oh no!" I said.
"Just wait until you have three or four of those kinds of things happening at once!" the other said. He one-upped my emotion expression. It was all, You feel that emotion now, just wait until later when you feel more of it -- haha! Except not with those words. Instead, he expressed other words that said essentially the same thing. My emotion remained and it retreated a bit back from where it was, in a way. Here's this man who walks around saying excess, expressing excess. Then when I express it, he tells me that there's more to come. What sod behavior.
So, where to from that point? Well, this man is one of my coworkers. I see him almost five days each week. He feels it necessary to quell exasperation with threat-like words. He acts overbearing and says stuff like, "These are things you don't understand," when I do understand. Where to from this point is that I continue to express my emotion in ways that make sense to me at the time. It's ok for me to say words that express exasperation. If a coworker says something that I find of particularly closed communication, I can say "No thanks," and keep to myself for a while.
Well hello there.