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interpersonal skills and human behavior

adage

a saying, often in metaphric form,that embodies a common observation

aggressive

forceful or intended to dominate; hostile, injurious, or destructive, esspecailly when refering to behavior caused by frustration

ambiguous

capible of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; unclear

animate

to fill with life; to give spirit and support to expressions

battery

an offensive touching or use of forceon a person without his or her consent

caustic

marked by sarcasm

channels

means of communication or expression; courses or directions of thought

comfort zone

a place in the mind where an individual feels safe and confident

congruent

being in agreement, harmony, or corespondence; conforming to the circumstances or requirments of the situation

decodes

converts, as in a message, into intelligible form; recognizes and interprets

defense mechanisms

psychologic methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in everyday living

encodes

converts from one system of communication to another; converts a message into code

encroachments

actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits

enunciate

to utter articulate sounds; the act of being very distinct in speech

external noise

sounds or factors outside the brain that that interfere with the communication process

externaliztion

the attribution of an event or occourance to causes outside the self

feedback

the transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or contoling source about an action, event, or process

grief

reaction to an unfortunate outcome; a deep distress caused by bereavement, a loss or a percieved loss

internal noise

factors inside the brainthat interfere with the communication process

language barrier

any type of intererene that inhibits the communication process and is related to the languages spoken by the people attempting to communicate

litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

malediction

speaking evil or the calling of a curse

media

term applied to agencies of mass communication; such as newspapers, magazines or telecommmunications

paraphrasing

to express an idea in diferent wordingin an effort to enhance communication and clarify meaning

perception

capacity for comprehension; an awarness of the elements of the enviroment

physiologic noise

physiologic intererences with the communication process

pitch

the highness or lowness of a sound

proxemics

the study of the nature, degree and efect f spacial seperation individuals naturally maintain

sarcasm

sharp and ofter satirical response or ironic utterance designed to ut or give pain

stereotype

something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; a standardized mental picture that is held in common by many and represents an oversimplified opinion

stressors

stimuli that causes stress

subtle

difficult to understandor percieve; having or marked by keen insight and ability t penatrate deeply or thouroughly

thanatology

the study of the phenomena of death and psychologic methods of coping with death

vehemtly

in am anner marked by forceful energy; intensly emotionally

volatile

easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence

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