Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication theories are interesting and compelling to read. They are astonishingly relatable to one’s everyday life. As one reads an interpersonal communication theory, he or she may find himself or herself thinking of instances in daily life and relationships that directly correspond with the theory. I found the theories to be eerily similar to how many people behave, communicate, and think with regards to interacting with one another. Interpersonal communication theories describe the communication between two or more individuals through verbal, non verbal, and written communication. I believe the theories are some of the easiest to comprehend perhaps due to the direct correlation with people’s lives. Through my own research and those of others, I have found Cognitive Dissonance Theory, Uncertainty Reduction Theory, and Social Penetration Theory to be most pertinent to my life. I will begin by describing the basics of each theory and then explain how they have played such a significant role.
I will start by briefly describing Cognitive Dissonance Theory. L…



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