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: Mediated channels enable communication that would not happen otherwise. Every day in my real life I use cyber communication just as much or more than face-to-face communication.
How We Choose Relational Partners
Evaluating Relationship Potential: Their are eight reasons why people choose to form relationships with people.
Relationship Reality Check: First impressions can mislead, our priorities change, perfection can be a turn-off, it's not all about communication, but it's a lot about communication.
Types of Interpersonal Relationships
Friendship: Good friends keep us healthy, boost our self-esteem, and make us feel loved and supported. In my own life I strive to spend a lot of time with my friends.
Family Relationships: Family relationships tend to be formed by blood relation and experiences with people.
Romantic Partners: Trust, agreeableness, and emotional expressiveness are primarily responsible for long term success.
Communication Patterns in Relationships
Content and Relational Messages: A content message is a message that communicates information about the subject being discussed. A relational message is a message that expresses the social relationship between two or more individuals.
Metacommunication: Messages that refer to other messages; communication about communication.
Self-Disclosure in Interpersonal Relationships: The process of deliberately revealing information about oneself that is significant and that would not normally be known by others.
Dialectical Perspective of Interpersonal Relationships: Relational partners continually must negotiate to satisfy opposing or incompatible forces, both within themselves and with one another.
Lies and Evasions: People lie more than they think. In my life I have been deceived by people close to me more than a few times and I've also deceived people.
The romantic partners part of interpersonal relationships interested me most because it gave some good tips on forming romantic relationship
The relationship reality check surprised me because it made me rethink some past and even current relationships of mine.
I'd like to know more about the romantic partners part.