Introduction Communication refers to the transfer of information from an individual to another, or from one group of persons to another. Communication is a wide area that has been studied over the years. This continuous study has led to development of sub-categories communication to do away with the voluminous study into the entire communication as a unit. Communication is essential for information delivery and for sustenance of human lives. In general communication comprises of basic components such as information sender, recipient, the message itself, the media of communication, feedback, and noise that exists in between the communication. All these are integrated into a single unit and makes up what is called communication. Communication is more effective when it involves the movement of information from one person to another, or between specific groups of people. At this point, interpersonal communication comes into value. Communication, as it is in general, has major limitations that have been eliminated by interpersonal communication. It is significant to note that “interpersonal communication is central to our daily lives” (Wood, 2013).interpersonal communication refers to the transfer of information to a specific target person or group of persons. It may therefore take many dimensions; between individuals and individuals, individuals and groups, or between groups and groups. The major point that distinguishes it from general communication is that there is a message that is intended to be transferred or shared between a known target people. The numbers are not related in any way to the effectiveness of the communication.
Relevance of Interpersonal Communication to our daily lives and needs More often than not, we are faced with the need to satisfy our needs and wants. These needs vary in different ways according to the situations in which they are. Proper interpersonal
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