Misconceptions of IPC Meanings not in _________ More comm is ______________ No single person/event causes reaction
Ten Rules of Interpersonal 1. IP is 2. IP starts with 3. Chances for effective comm increase as people are ____________ 4. People comm to _________________ 5. Words don't mean things – 6. Cannot not communicate 7. W/o identification – no comm 8. Revealing self openly & honestly takes _________ 9. Irreversible & unrepeatable 10. Comm = content + relationship
Communication about relationships Content & relational focus Types of relational comm 1. affinity 2. immediacy 3. respect 4. control Metacommunication
FIRO theory of needs Fundamental interpersonal relations orientation (FIRO) Need for Acceptance Giving & receiving attention Need for Establishing & maintaining satisfactory relation Control & power Need for Satisfactory relations (love & affection) Close or far
FIRO Wants FROM Others Expresses TO Others NEED Need profiles last a lifetime!!