Interpersonal Communication

Short essay. 1-2 pages. References. APA format. 


It has been said that it is through communication that we create each other. By that the author meant that we obtain our perceptions of others and determine how we interact with them on the basis of communication, and those perceptions shape how we think and feel about them. Then our subsequent communications influence the other to behave in keeping with our expectations. This is a mutual process whereby both parties transform the other. Think about a time when you were communicating with someone and you realized they were not perceiving you correctly as the type of person you are? What were the communication cues that told you that you were being miss-perceived? What did you do in response to correct that perception? Or did you? You might have changed your behaviour to correspond to that perception. What did you do? What happened? What was the long term effect?