Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (Factors That Influence Our…
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
When people treat one another as unique individuals, regardless of context in which interaction takes place or number of people involved
It is about idea exchange. the feeling when you felt energized when you have a conversation with someone. That feeling when you share ideas is intellectual intimacy
We measure the quality of the relationship often by the length of time we spent together and the length of time we choose to spend together
The degree to which we like each other or appreciate each other. We might love our little brother but not like him ver much
Where communication takes place. How you know the person. Family, job, school, religions, sports etc. This isn't a useful category alone for interpreting if the relationship is a interpersonal
Intimacy refers to the closeness a relationship.
Involves physical contact, hugging, kissing, dancing, sexual, etc.
When we share a connection beyond ourselves. Perhaps it comes through religion or perhaps it is through nature or any assortment of ways we feel a greater connection to the world around us
When we share our feelings with another. This includes the wide range of feelings, the degree to which they are significant to you and the depth to which you share them.
Degree to which parties have power to influence each other. We could have conversational control (who talks, who interrupts, who decides what is talked about) and who makes the decision.
Factors That Influence Our Relationship
Aside from functional aspects of interpersonal communication, communicating in relationships also helps establish relationship cultures.
Presenting yourself as competent
Presenting yourself as aloof, or "too cool for school."
Presenting yourself as friendly
Spending time together
The climates established through interpersonal communication that are unique to the relational partners but based on larger cultural and social norms