1.4-Principles of Interpersonal Communication (Interpersonal Communication…
1.4-Principles of Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication Is Purposeful
Communication can be used for a variety of purposes, such as learning, staying in touch with friends or family, or even playing with other people.
Interpersonal Communication Is a Package of Signals
Usually the different type of messages in a conversation (such as verbal language and body language) are chained together to support each other to better drive home the ideas being conveyed. An example would be saying "no" while shaking your head.
Interpersonal Communication Involves Content and Relationship Messages
There are different ways to contain information in a message, and this information can contain a large variety of data about the individuals and context of the conversation
Interpersonal Communication Is a Process of Adjustment
Usually when you are talking to someone you begin to form a sort of specialized language that you only use for them, this includes certain words or phrases that are in some way more meaningful to this relationship than they would be to others
Interpersonal Communication Involves Power
In a relationship with someone usually there is some sort of power dynamic between everyone involved, this could be from being in a work environment or it could be from respect for one of your peers.
Interpersonal Communication Is Ambiguous
The majority of messages in any conversation can be taken in different ways depending on the context, this can lead to confusion if not all members understand what someone meant when they said something.
Interpersonal Communication Is Punctuated
In a conversation usually there is some way for the individuals to continue the conversation in a sort of circular or repetitive way. This is achieved through some sort of stimulant that moves it all along.
Interpersonal Communication Is Inevitable, Irreversible, and Unrepeatable
Conversations and communications are inevitable, in that they will eventually have to take place in some way. These communications are irreversible in that anything said or done in a conversation is permanent and can not be taken back no matter what. These communications are also unrepeatable, people change often enough that even with the same people a conversation can never go the same exact way as it did previously.