The Importance Of Intrapersonal Communication

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Intrapersonal communication is language or thought that occurs within the communicator. In order to effectively communicate with others, you must first acknowledge intraprasonal communication - how you communicate with yourself. However, intrapersonal communication is occasionally guided by interpersonal communication. While there are many types of intrapersonal communication, each one is equally important to identify and understand. Through identification and personal examples, intrapersonal communication skills can be improved and enhanced. Although some topics may not seem as though they correlate to intrapersonal communication, all are impacted by it. Ethical communication is communication that is honest, fair and considerate of others’ …show more content…
Perception may be an objective reality or a subjective point of view. Either way, it is how a person views the world. When growing up kids are told, “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all.” However, people do not teach kids to keep their body language from sharing what is on their mind. Kids may not say the unkind thing, but they may have an expression on their face or body language that tells another person more than words could have. I remember being younger and seeing people and their reactions, expressions, and body language and analyzing every part of it. I would make social comparisons of myself with other students and peers. My perception may not have always been accurate. I may have had perceptual filters, or limitations that resulted from the narrowed lens through which I had viewed the world. I would see my friends being friends with other people and think I was not as important. I would assume they were talking about me if they were laughing without me. I believed that I was not pretty because guys never chased me, only my friends. Although these are insignificant and untrue statements, at the time this was my subjunctive point of view on the world around me. I saw the people around me and received messages from them to let me know what they thought of me. This are known as reflected …show more content…
Many times in a person’s life they do not listen closely or carefully enough to what is being told to them. There may be many barriers to effective listening such as laziness, insincerity, opinionatedness, knowledge, empathy and more. Another obstacle is gender listening. Speaking to different genders may include using different speech patterns, word selections, and more. To explain this more in depth, imagine a parent and a child. The parent is giving a lesson to their child about cleaning their room. The child may not be truly listening to their parent due to opinionatedness and laziness. The child may also be a daughter getting in trouble by her father. The father may have to use softer, kinder, more gentle words. However, if the child was listening fully, they would be able to organize, associate, visualize and repeat what is being told to

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