Communication Essay: The Importance Of Interpersonal Communication

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“Interpersonal Communication”
Brian Tracy once said, “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life”. Communication is a very important tool. It’s the main way we convey messages and emotions, generate ideas, and develop relationships. Most of the time our communication is interpersonal or impersonal which includes both verbal and nonverbal messages. We all know that verbal communication is the use of written and spoken messages, whereas nonverbal is more like wordless signals. Understanding the difference between interpersonal and impersonal communication is important because it can improve every aspect of your
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Interpersonal communication refers to direct communications between two persons. Interpersonal, most direct form of communication, uses both verbal and nonverbal methods. This form of communication is also called Dyadic. With interpersonal communication we treat others as unique individuals. Interpersonal communication is when you communicate with someone you care about. A relationship that is defined as interpersonal is usually referred to as an “I-Thou” relationship like your relationship with your spouse. This form of human communication is irreversible meaning once you say something or do something you can’t take it back. One specific example I can recall is the time I told my mother never to speak to me again. I didn’t really mean it but because I was angry I said it. The harsh words that were spoken could not be taken back and the damage was …show more content…
When communicating interpersonally we interact closely with people we care about which reveals more about a person. Families are not perfect so we can expect some conflicts to arise. We can’t avoid all conflict but we can develop creative solutions to them. The way to do this is to have more honest dialogue with your spouse, siblings or parents. Virginia Satir, family communication author, calls “the largest single factor determining the kinds of relationships [people make] with others”, family communication. Although we have the flexibility of choosing friends and lovers, that’s hardly ever the case with colleagues. Understanding how to develop quality relationships on the job will help avoid conflict and stress. On the job success or failure are often times based on how good you get along with colleagues. Your physical and emotional health has a direct benefit from positive interpersonal relationships. Studies show that the loss of a close relationship can lead to bad health and even death. The most common example is one between a husband and wife of many years. They spend so much of their intimate time together that once a partner is lost the other dies shortly after. The opportunity for intimacy and stress relieving interpersonal communication is diminished without close friends and

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