Interperonal communication is the simplest form of communication. Every kind of communication includes an interpersonal element. This kind of communication covers a wide range of one-to-one forms from our casual daliy conversations to private relational conversations. It can be described as a “small social system” between small numbers of poeple. It’s generally occured between two participants.
The method can be face-to-face or through some mediated forms. A conversation between taxi driver and customer, conversation between two lovers can be examples for face-to-face methods. For mediated forms, sms messsaging between friends or a video-conference between two business men provides examples. In interpersonal communication, attandence of three or more particaipants is seen aswell, like family members or a group of close firends.
In the process of this kind of communication the roles of being sender and receiver is shared between peoples. By changing these roles in an ordered circulation, both sides share the communication process interactively and the conversation is made possible by creating understanding and meanings. Becouse of the nature of interpersonal communication nearly every happening is instant. And the most important one is the feedback. A feedback which is provided and got efficently without time-loss makes this way of communication seemlessly effective.
The most important defining elemets of this kind of communication is mainly, the closeness and the intimacy of the attending parties. As I’ve described the interpersonal communication as a “small social system” above, it has it’s own norms and roles. As we know, our belonging society has general norms depended on our culture. Interpersonal communication uses these norms in the begining aswell, neverthless people attending to coversation build up their own norms depending on their roles for their own small social group. In addition; The norms ...