Understanding interpersonal communication (Communication patterns in…
Understanding interpersonal communication
Characteristics of interpersonal communication
What makes communication interpersonal
Two-way interactions between people who are part of a close and irreplaceable relationship in which they treat each other as unique individuals.
Mediated interpersonal communication
Why people use communication technology
Drawbacks of online communication
How we choose relational partners
Evaluating relationship potential
We have a lot in common
The person like and appreciates me
The person is physically attractive
The person opens up to me
Relationship reality check
Our priorities change
Perfection can be a turn-off
First impressions can mislead
It's not all about communication, but it's a lot about communication
Types of interpersonal relationships
Types of friendships
Short-term vs Long-term
Same sex vs Other sex
Youthful vs. Mature
Low obligation vs high obligation
Parents and children
Grandparents and grandchildren
Male and female intimacy style
Stages of romantic relationships
Communication patterns in relationships
Self-disclosure in interpersonal relationships
Models of self-disclosure
Social penetration model
The Johari Window
Characteristics of effective self-disclosure
Is the other person important to you?
Is the disclosure appropriate?
Is the disclosure reciprocated?
Dialectical perspective of interpersonal relationships
Openness vs Privacy
Predictability vs novelty
Connection vs Autonomy
Strategies for managing dialectical tensions
Messages that refer to other messages; communication about communication.
Lies and evasions
Content and relational messages
The degree to which people like or appreciate one another. As with all relational messages, affinity is usually expressed nonverbally
The degree of interest and attraction we feel toward and communicate to others.
The degree to which we hold others in esteem.
The social need to influence others.
Example from my life about this topic
I have an experience about first impressions. It is true that it can mislead us. I remember when I was taking the math class. I saw a guy from Asia. I thought he must be good at math, so I tried to ask him about math. However, it was just my first impression. He wasn't good at math. The first impression can really mislead us.
What bothered you
I am bothered about how the love languages can impact our romantic partner.
What confused you
I am confused about the dialectical perspective of interpersonal relationships. I don't understand about it.
What surprised you in the readings
I am surprised about Phubbing. It is because nowadays people would like to pay more attention to their devices rather than others in their lives.