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Interpersonal Communication

Terms for Interpersonal communication
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How we see the world.
Quantitative
Any interaction between more than
two people.
Qualitative
When people treat one another as unique individuals, regardless of the context in which the interaction occurs or the number of people involved.
Communication Competence
Balancing both effective and appropriate when communicating.
Environment
The field of experiences that leads a person to make sense of another's behavior.
Interpersonal Communication
Communication between two people.
Perceived Self
The person we believe ourselves to be in moments of self-examination.
Presenting Self
Public image; the way we want to appear to others.
Self-Concept
The relatively stable set of perceptions you hold of yourself.
Self-Esteem
Part of self-concept that involves evaluations of self-worth.
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
An expectation of an event, followed by beahviors based on that expectation, making the outcome more likely to occur.
Social Comparison
Evaluation of oneself in terms of or by comparison to others.
Empathy
The ability to project oneself into another person's point of view, so as to experience the other's thoughts and feelings.
Sympathy
Compassion for another's situation.
Gender Role
Socially approved ways that men and women are expected to behave.
Halo Effect
The power of a first impression to influence subsequent perceptions.
Self-Serving Bias
The tendency to interpret and explain information in a way that casts the perceiver in the most favorable manner.
Stereotyping
Categorizing individuals according to a set of characteristics assumed to belong to all members of a group.
Metacommunication
Communication about communication.
Ethnocentrism
The attitude that one's own culutre is superior to others.
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