The Principles of Interpersonal Communication

The Principles of Interpersonal Communication
1, We cannot not communicate,
Communication is a natural occurrence between all beings. As we communicate naturally, we concentrate on verbal speech to talk. Our bodies on the other hand give out signals as part of our communication. When we communicate, body language is expressed with intentional and unintentional signs. Some examples are;
• The shrugging and slumping of shoulders
• Using hand movements
• Raising and lowering of eye brows
• Facial expressions
• Sighing
Schmidt (2004) stated a nod of the head or a raised eye brow may be all that is asked of a listener. We need to be on the look out for implicit requests for more information that include honest feedback action to fulfill a need. One thing is for certain. The more precise we can be about what we want from another person the more likely we are to get what we want (pg2).
Verbal information is important to express the feelings and emotions which are continuously operating with-in us. However, Schmidt (2004) adds, be positive and clear. Stating our re…



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