Critical Aspects Of Interpersonal Communication
There are many reasons why interpersonal communications may fail. You will need to understand and identify the barriers, understand why self-concept is important and the process …show more content…
Anger is another barrier to communication and we tend to say things that we later regret or may misinterpret what others are saying. Stress and anger management are important personal skills that affects our interpersonal relationships.
So, remember that interpersonal communications are not just about what is actually said. You both have different backgrounds and cultures and non-verbal messages sent through tone of voice, facial expression and gestures can and may differ. In order to build a relationship, we have to know where each other is coming from and figure how to best our intentions and ideas to that particular individual. The purpose of communication is getting to know one another better, to reach common understanding and to agree on what action is required. You will have a better understanding of each other and your habits.
Indeed, a skilled communicator must be aware of these barriers and try to reduce their impact by continually checking understanding and by offering appropriate feedback. Your ability to recognize communications issues and come to a resolution can significantly improve your relationship and learn more about …show more content…
According to Bevan and Sole (2014), “These components of "you" are shaped and altered by aspects of self-concept, including the looking-glass self, social comparisons, culture, and the self-fulfilling prophecy. Together, these components combine to create who you are and shape your self-concept over time.” Hence, self-concept is primarily an experience that is influenced by relationships. Consider how your significant other have shaped the way you perceive yourself and how the comments and interaction have affected your self-concept. In the same result Lane (2008), indicates that “just as others affect our self-concept, our communication can signiﬁcantly inﬂuence the self-concept of others. A comment not intended to affect a person’s sense of self, such as a mild put-down said as a joke, can have an impact on their self-concept” (p. 68).
Our self-concept is our self-identity. How we appear to others, comparing ourselves to others, what others tells us about ourselves and our behavior in situations helps create our identity. The self-concept is based on characteristics we believe we possess (self-image) and characteristics we believe to be worthwhile or valuable (self-esteem). According to (Lane, 2008, p. 93), The self-concept is also multidimensional, is inﬂuenced by what we disclose to others and what others disclose to us, and is subjective. Our desired self-concept is the “face” that we choose to present