Principles of Interpersonal Communication (Interpersonal Communication is…
Principles of Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication is purposeful
To learn: interpersonal communication enables you to learn, to better understand the world of objects, events, and people.
To relate:Interpersonal communication helps you relate to others and to form meaningful relationships whether it's face to face or online.
To influence: you influence the attitude and behavior of others in your interpersonal encounters
To help:offering guidance through interpersonal interaction.
To play: this is extremely important purpose gives your activities a necessary balance and your mind a needed break from all seriousness around you
Interpersonal Communication is a package of signals
All parts of the message system normally work together to communicate a particular meaning
Contradictory messages may be the result of the desire to communicate two different emotions or feelings
Interpersonal communication involves content and relationship messages
-focus on the real world, to something external to both speaker and listener
-focus no the relationship/connection between the individuals
Conflict arises when people fail to see the difference between content messages and relationship messages
Interpersonal communication is a process of adjustment
Principle of adjustment
states that [interpersonal communication can take place only to the extent that the people talking share the same communication system
however principle of adjustment takes on a particular relevance when you realize that no two people share identical communication systems
An interesting theory revolving around adjustment is
communication accommodation theory
this theory holds that speakers will adjust to or accommodate the speaking style of their listeners to gain social approval and greater communication efficiency
Interpersonal communication involves power
Power- the ability to influence or control the behavior of another person
- you hold power when others believe you have a right-bt virtue of your position--to influence or control their behavior
- when others wish to be like you, power holders are often attractive, have considerable prestige, and are well liked and well respected
-when you have the ability to administer punishment to or remove rewards from others if they do not do as you wish
-when others see you as having expertise or knowledge, your power increases. when you're seen as unbiased with nothing personally to gain from exerting this power
Information or persuasion Power-
when others see you as having the ability to communicate logically and persuasively
Interperson communication os ambiguous
Ambiguity- is a condition in which. a message can be interpreted as having more than one meaning.
The skills of interpersonal communication presented throughout this text can give you tools for appropriately reducing ambiguity and making your meanings as unambiguous as possible
Interpersonal communication is punctured
You divide up this continuous ,circular process into cause and effect, or stimulus(any external or internal change that impinges on or arouses an organism) and response(any bit of overt to covert behavior)
Various communication transactions in sequences of stimuli and responses is referred to as punctuation of communication
nterpersonal communication is inevitable,irreversibile, and unrepeatable
Communication is inevitable-weather or not to do something is the principle of inevitability.Persuasion is inevitable
Communication is irreversible-because of irreversibility be carful not to say things you may with yo withdraw later.
Communication is unrepeatable-as a result of unrepeatability, you never can recapture the exact same situation, frame of mind, or relationship dynamics that defined a pervious interpersonal act