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Unformatted text preview: D. Punctuation = The nature of a relationship depends on how both parties punctuate the communication sequence. 1. Punctuation – 2. It becomes a problem when each person sees him/herself as only reacting to – rather than provoking – a cyclical conflict. E. Symmetry = All communication is either symmetrical or complementary (see Handout on Power/Control). 1. The interactional view emphasizes issues of control, status, and power. a. Symmetrical interchange – b. Complementary communication – 2. Healthy relationships include both kinds of communication....
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- Spring '08
- Geometry, Interpersonal relationship, Orientation A. Interdependence, Pragmatic View of Interaction, B. Feedback Cycles