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Interpersonal Communication Hi! Jessica J. Eckstein
Intro to Interpersonal (IP) We communicate to satisfy needs 1. Physical 2. Identity 3. Social Pleasure Affection Companionship Escape Relaxation Control 4. Practical goals Maslow's basic needs
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!!