Final Paper In a world of high technology we still have to have some type of interpersonal communications. Whether the communication is through a working or a personal one, getting the points across effectively is the main goal. Communication is a process of relating ideas or facts with other people. You may think of communication as only verbal, but the fact is there are several ways to relate messages, and I will discuss a few of those choices. Effective listening is also a key skill when it comes to communicating. The purpose is to be able to not just hear the communicator but to listen and understand to the best of your ability. We cannot survive unless there is some type of interpersonal communications. We need to know why we communicate and there are four reasons:
1. Physical needs: A lack of social relationships could jeopardize your health (Alder, Towne p.4). I have heard through Medical Research that a comatose patience can respond to a familiar voice.
2. Social Needs: Helping to define who we are. Communication provides a vital link with others (Alder, Towne p.4)
3. Identity Needs: Our sense of identity comes from the way we interact with other people (Alder, Towne p.4)
4. Practical Goals: Getting others to behave in ways we want (Alder, Towne p.4).
For whatever reason there is, we can be always be sure there will be a reason to commute a message to another party. Nonverbal communication is a way of sending messages other than spoken words. The vast majority of society does not realize how much non communication they actually. On a recent trip to school I notice a lady who shook her head in disappointment over a telephone conversation a girl was having. The girl in turn, saw the lady and rolled her eyes. I looked at the both of them and smiled. It was quite evident we all understood the nonverbal conversation that was going on between us. Some nonverbal communication is universal such as facial
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