About This Course
Interpersonal communication is a key life skill. It is the process of exchange of information, ideas and feelings between two or more people through verbal or non-verbal methods. It often includes face-to-face exchange of information, in a form of voice, facial expressions, body language and gestures.
Interpersonal communication is useful in
- Giving and collecting of information.
- Influencing the attitudes and behavior of others.
- Forming contacts and maintaining relationships.
- Making sense of the world and our experiences in it.
- Expressing personal needs and understand the needs of other.
Characteristics of Interpersonal Communication
- Involves interdependent individuals.
- Exists on a continuum.
- Involves verbal and nonverbal messages.
- Exists in a variety of forms.
- Varies in effectiveness