Throughout this course we learned all about what interpersonal communication really meant. Interpersonal Communication is interaction between two or more individuals.
I believe that Interpersonal communication is one of the most important kinds of communication that there is. It happens when two individuals are in closeness of each other, they are able to communicate and also provide feedback to one another. Interpersonal communication is the way we express our feelings and ideas to the people around us. It’s something that you need to do well, it can affect many different aspects of your life. It is a skill that can be improved with knowledge and with a little practice. What makes these skills necessary is that they allow you to express your thoughts, and feelings, and can also help you create make an environment that is open to effective communication. The three steps to achieve effective interpersonal communication is acknowledging the individual, sending a message and to affirm. We all might have something that we need to work on, that we need to improve.
An aspect of communication that I need to work on is telling people I how I really feel when speaking to them. I need to learn how to express my feelings. An aspect of communication that I believe I need a little improvement on would be saying how I feel to people. Just telling people how I really feel or telling them when something is bothering me, it’s hard for me sometimes to do so. The reason why I don’t always tell people how I really feel is because I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feeling because I know how it feels and I don’t want anyone to feel like that. I hate seeing people upset.
This aspect of communication impacts my ability to achieve communication goals is because people will never know how I truly feel about them because I won’t tell them. It impacts me more than it does the person I am communicating with. It frustrates me because I have acknowledgment that I do it, but it’s hard for me to change my ways. Like I said before the reason why I experience the problems that I do is because I don’t want to see anyone hurt or with hurt feelings. The effects of conflicts can be disruptive to relationships. However, if handled well “conflicts can contribute positively by improving understanding and tolerance among people, as well as strengthening the bonds between them.
“(Beebe, Relating to Others). The style that one employs in expressing and managing interpersonal conflicts plays a crucial role in maintaining and improving the quality of communication in their relationship. I am now trying to improve this type of communication skill by telling people how I really feel but without sounding rude. My plan will definitely help me attain my goals in trying to be a better person and communicator.
People should be more aware to the way a person acts or responds. They should pay attention to the aspects of interpersonal communication. Through these aspects, you can somehow determine what message a person really means to impact, most especially in the tome of the voice because you can somehow understand what they really intends to say basing from it. All aspects should be taken into consideration, to make interpersonal communication effective. Learning the aspects of good interpersonal communication is very important, from all aspects of life and just in general. We talk to people constantly, a lot of different people daily.
We meet and see different faces everyday. By knowing the right way to communicate, it’ll start to come easy for you and by doing so doing bigger things will come easier for you like having to speak in front of an live audience. Interpersonal communication plays an important role when communicating.