Interpersonal Communication

Topics: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Message Pages: 3 (866 words) Published: February 10, 2013
Interpersonal Communication
What is Interpersonal Communication? That is a question I pondered when I started writing this paper. According to the class textbook Interpersonal Communication is the verbal and nonverbal communication between two interdependent people(sometimes more). Effective communication can determine how you will be in your personal, social, or professional life as well as the audience. Communication can allow you to express your emotions as well as your ideas. Could you really imagine how your life would be if you couldn’t express yourself. Communication also allows you to build relationships, make decisions, and communication plays a very important role in education after all it helps the teacher/professor interact with the students in their courses.

According to the textbook, the students will really benefit after taking this course. It will benefit me as a student intellectually and practically. I hope to intellectually improve on so many everyday things. For example how I would be responding to a complaint, applying for a job, and because of my shyness making new friends. While I improve on those examples, I also need to think practically about those examples. That means I need to reevaluate myself. If I could figure out another way to deal with my struggles I could really improve my self interpersonally and throughout life.

Our second segment to discuss will be four of the principles of interpersonal communication. The four principles I want to discuss is purpose, content and relationship messages, process of adjustment and ambiguous.

Let’s start with the first principle purpose, we use our interpersonal communication skills to learn and relate to each other. For example, My best friend and I had a discussion the other day of how I act in front of people and how I act when it is just us. She told me that I am shy in front of a crowd and I am more wild and outgoing when it is just the two of us. The purpose I got from that...
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