Categories of Interpersonal Relationships

Categories of Interpersonal Relationships

  • Submitted By: barry20
  • Date Submitted: 12/10/2008 5:17 AM
  • Category: Psychology
  • Words: 356
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Interpersonal communication is how individuals communicate to each other how they are feeling, where they are coming from, and also try to understand where the other person is coming from and try to see things from their point of view as well. Interpersonal communication is imperative to solving conflicts and assuring that a relationship can persevere.

You shouldn't label someone or assume anything. Paraphrasing is a good tool in interpersonal communication. Paraphrasing is when one person repeats exactly what the other person said, in order to make sure they heard them correctly and also to attempt to understand. This helps to avoid misunderstandings and miscommunicating between one another.

Regardless of your career field and your income level, it is still important to communicate effectively and solve conflicts, because everyone is equal and has his or her own perspective on the world. Communicating effectively in the workplace is a sure way to get on the fast track to success.

Effective listening is an integral part to interpersonal communication. Effective listening puts you on the same page as the person you're communicating with. It lets you receive all the information the other person is giving out.

Nonverbal communication is the way you express yourself using body language and facial expressions. At times nonverbal communication can be more effective in telling how a person is feeling or how they interpret something.

Improving your interpersonal communication skills is the best way to solve conflict in a relationship. However you must be just as effective in listening as you are in expressing yourself. A conflict can be good and bad. But working through conflicts empowers the relationship and makes it stronger.

This semester I feel like I have improved my communication skills by leaps and bounds. I can be very stubborn and blunt at times, but also keep to myself. These past few months I've become much more effective...

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