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Chapter 7 Part 1 Cst110

  1. 1. Chapter 7 Interpersonal Communication
  2. 2. Interpersonal Communication <ul><li>Interaction with others; usually informal </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and get along with others </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emotional Intelligence <ul><li>Being self-aware: recognizing your own emotions and being able to take a step back from them from yourself and others so you are not overwhelmed </li></ul><ul><li>Managing emotions: displaying emotions that are appropriate for the situation and setting. This may be difficult to do </li></ul>
  4. 4. Emotional Intelligence <ul><li>Motivating yourself: setting a goal and working until you meet it; not getting distracted </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing emotions in others: using empathy which is the ability to recognize and share someone’s feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Handling relationships: having a sense of balance in your life with work, relationships, etc </li></ul>
  5. 5. Attraction <ul><li>Physical – sexual or otherwise; what is beauty? Are you first / more attracted to beauty or personality? </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived Gain – often we are attracted </li></ul><ul><li>to people because of what </li></ul><ul><li>they can give to us or do </li></ul><ul><li>for us; social hierarchy </li></ul>
  6. 6. Attraction <ul><li>Similarities and Differences – do opposites really attract? Are you compatible in your beliefs and / or attitudes? </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity – the contact you have with a person; do you work or go to school together? Sometimes you BECOME attracted to someone just because you spend so much time with them </li></ul>
  7. 7. Motivations for Interpersonal Communication <ul><li>Pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>Affection </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion – Maslow’s social level </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation – </li></ul><ul><li>Control – over selves or others </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Cybermotivation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Roles, Relationships, and Communications <ul><li>All relations are governed by peoples’ roles </li></ul><ul><li>Role expectations sometimes become very fixed in a relationship and may be difficult to change </li></ul><ul><li>Gender roles – these have changed for some; may cause issues </li></ul>
  9. 9. Small Talk <ul><li>This is how you begin a conversation or </li></ul><ul><li>used as a standard greeting </li></ul><ul><li>(how are you? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you </li></ul><ul><li>see the game </li></ul><ul><li>last night? etc.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bids and the Bidding Process <ul><li>Bids are what holds a relationship together </li></ul><ul><li>A bid – a look, touch, etc that says to someone “I want to feel connected with you.” </li></ul><ul><li>A response to a bid – the reaction you give to someone’s bid (positive or negative) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bids and the Bidding Process <ul><li>Bids must be continued to have an on-going relationship; a one-time look or touch DOES NOT make a relationship </li></ul>

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