Interpersonal Communication Principles (Inevitable, Irreversible, and…
Interpersonal Communication Principles
A few ways that it can be purposeful is to play, to learn, to help, to relate, or even to influence.
The best way for myself to connect with my patients is to relate to them through face-to-face conversation.
Studies show that men converse to get information whereas women converse for relationship purposes.
Package of Signals
It can be seen as when possibly nonverbal signs help out the verbal signs in the conversation.
Someone could use these the wrong way and end up giving off contradictory messages.
If I tell a patient to stop rolling around so much, but then I proceed to roll them around, I just gave the patient a contradictory message.
Content and Relationship Messages
Content messages are things that apply to the real world.
A relationship message would be ones that directly apply to the connection between two individual people.
Relationship messages can be misinterpreted causing issues between the two individuals.
If I told my boss to meet me in my office after lunch, it would feel weird because of the power of the positions.
Process of Adjustment
People communicating can only happen if the people have the same communication system.
It takes time to learn other people's signals.
An idea of adjustment would be if I was talking to my boss and being polite. They would be polite back because they adjusted to my communication system.
Power and Ambiguous
Someone in the communication has to have the power standpoint.
Power is when someone can have the ability to change the attitude of the other person in the conversation.
Power can come in many different styles. Legitimate, referent, reward, expert, coercive, and information or persuasion are all types of power that can be seen in conversations.
I am talking to a trainee at work about how to perform a procedure. Expert power was being used in the conversation.
When a conversation can have more than one meeting it is seen as being ambiguous.
As a bystander you split up the conversation into parts.
One can see the stimulus of the conversation which would in return cause a response of the second person.
Inevitable, Irreversible, and Unrepeatable
Even if you try to act like you are not communicating with someone, they may still notice things about you such as "lack of interest".
It can be something small such as the color of shirt you decided to wear that day.
Unlike common day objects you cannot give out a conversation and just expect to get it back without the other person knowing about it.
People should be cautious when using online E-mail or social media because conversations posted there could stay forever.
Communication does have the ability to be repeated. Anything from the frame of mind to the relationship dynamics between the individuals will be different.
I need to be careful when informing my patients about diseases or symptoms because they may take it the wrong way.