Reflection About Interpersonal Communication

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August 3, 2016 the registration day for freshman International students at Fullerton

College, most of the students were confused about which suitable-available course to take with

the good professor. And that day was the first time I was introduced to ‘Interpersonal

communication’, which turned out to be an amazing course to learn. As per definition

Interpersonal communication is the process by which people exchange information, feelings, and

meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages: it is face-to- face communication. Now,

following are the answers of few questions regarding the course.

Now, considering the first question presented, I could say that the communication skills

that I have learned and improved during this semester
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Apart from that, while studying conflict styles I learned that if both person collaborate it

would be benefit to both. Also, I have found a statement which first looks somewhat weird for

me, but it is in fact very true that ‘Conflict provides opportunities for us to grow as individual

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and to strength our relationship’. I can say there were many communication skills I learnt during

this semester but this were glimpse of the ones which I found more interesting.

I think my best skill as a communicator is the selective listening that means most of the

time during conversations I only listen to the parts of the conversation that I like or I agree with,

or I could say during any boring conversation if he/she immediately changes the topic to the

topic which I am interested in I have the ability to catch the topic without any difficulty. As I am

asked to provide my person experience I am going to tell you recent incident when few days ago

I was taking to my mother on video call and I was just neglecting what she was saying because

she was just telling me boring things like what she made for the lunch and what she did that
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The communication theory that I would like to discuss is ‘Social Identity theory’. This

theory was given by Tajfel (1979). As per the theory, a Social identity is a person’s sense of who

they are based on their group membership(s) for example their nationality / social class / family /

ethnicity etc. which people belonged to were an important source of pride and self-esteem.

Groups give us a sense of social identity: a sense of belonging to the social world. This way we

divide the world. In my personal experience, currently I had a social identity of an Indian and a

Hindu. I have seen my country getting united when we having a cricket match with

Pakistan(country) of which we have a mental image as our enemy(sorry I should not have

written this but there can’t be better example than this ), I don’t know why we consider each

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other consider as enemy, its actually because I was told that they are not good for us by other

people of same group.

This class was wonderful. What I like about this class is that the professor

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