Interpersonal Communication - Learning Process

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As humans, communication is key to survival for various, in-depth reasons as portrayed throughout one’s life. Communication, generally stated as the interactions and sharing of messages from source to source is not however as heavy to the development of a person as his or her interpersonal relationships and communications within. Interpersonal communication, as defined by the text: Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, is the “selective, systematic, unique, processual transactions that allow people to reflect and build personal knowledge of one another and create shared meanings” (pg 21). Interpersonal communication is quoted as the “lifeblood meaningful relationships in personal, social, and professional context” (pg 13). Within the bonds and encounters of the people in our lives, we shape our own perceptions and ideas based on the way we chose to communicate. This is heavily credited towards mindful listening, emotions, and emotional intelligence and learning. Each of these concepts is linked together to form a critical way to either the success or failure in our communication process when analyzing learning. First, the concepts must be defined to understand fully how it relates to information sharing and retaining. Listening is far more complex than the idea of hearing. To hear something expressed only involves the sense of being able to physically hear sounds and vaguely decode them. On the other hand, listening requires much more than a clean eardrum; in order to listen one must have a clear head, attentiveness, as well as a sense of compassion. Although it may sound easy, there are many more steps, obstacles and advantages that meet the ear when it comes to being a mindful listener. If one is able to overcome the external and internal obstacles that prevent mindful listening, they can advance in their career and relationships with others. Most
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