The Five Contexts Of Interpersonal Communication

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INTRODUCTION This assignment seeks to describe the five contexts of communication and actually specify those that have appealed the most and those that appeal the least. The five context of communication are as follows: 1. Intrapersonal communication Intrapersonal communication is communication with yourself, whereby you have conversations with yourself about yourself. Intrapersonal communication has all the the 8 components of communication revealing themselves while one is communicating with himself. For instance the source in intrapersonal communication maybe your inner intuition, your unconscious message sent to your brain, many may call it gut or your spirit. But the main truth I regard inner communication as that in inner person…show more content…
Therefore this context is at this point in time the most important in communication for me. 2. Interpersonal communication The second major context within the field of communication is interpersonal communication. Interpersonal communication normally involves two people, and can range from intimate and very personal to formal and impersonal. (McLean, 2010) It is a process by which people exchange information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages. Interpersonal communication is not just about what is actually said - the language used - but how it is said and the non-verbal messages sent through tone of voice, facial expressions, gestures and body language. (SkillsYouNeed.com,2017) This context is what makes the world to go around because it just transcends culture, race, belief, economic background. People communicate everywhere whether facially or by means of technology. Interpersonal communication is very important in business, family relations, and even in the workplace because it determines the business growth, family sustainability, and even career growth. It is the second best context in my…show more content…
Without positive flows of communication, misunderstandings can occur between groups creating a fractious work environment. Without clear communication between group leaders and workers, productivity can slow as workers struggle to understand their specific job functions. (Ingram, 2017) therefore group communication context is a good but not as good as the first two communication contexts. 4. Public Communication Public communication, one person speaks to a group of people; the same is true of public written communication, where one person writes a message to be read by a small or large group. The speaker or writer may ask questions, and engage the audience in a discussion (McLean, 2010). For an example a public speaker delivers a speech and people can therefore analyze the speech after he has spoken through a question and answer session or discussions. I view the skill of public communication as the third best important to acquire after intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, especially if one is venturing to entrepreneurship, public relations, or even public
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