Letter of advice FINAL (1).pdf - Letter of Advice COM 200...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 10 pages.

Letter of Advice COM 200 Erin Busek Stephanie Young 10/23/2018
Dear Newly wed couple, Congratulations on your marriage. As you know I am in a COM 200 class and would like to offer you college based advice about communication in your interpersonal relationship with one another. First we will cover principles and barriers to effective interpersonal interaction. Then we will cover the role of communication in developing and maintaining one’s self concept, self image, and self esteem. Then we will discuss the appropriate level of self disclosure and emotional intelligence followed by strategies to resolve interpersonal conflicts, then I will analyze the impact of gender and culture on interpersonal communication. Principles and Barriers of Interpersonal Communication The principles of interpersonal communication are meeting personal needs, learning about self and others, and building and maintaining relationships. Bevan and Sole, 2014 explain the first reason we communicate is based on basic need. We need food and water. When a baby cries we know it is communicating to us that it is hungry, needs to be held, or needs a diaper change. The first reason we communicate is to have our basic needs met. The second reason we communicate is for learning about our self and others. We communicate to pass down information from generation to generation. We pass down cultural information such as history, traditions, and values according to Bevan and Sole, 2014. The third reason we communicate is for building and maintaining personal relationships. We are social animals and believe there are strength in numbers. Barriers of interpersonal communication are misperception and long distance relationships. Misperception can be caused by noise present during the
interaction, or the receiver not decoding the message the way the sender intended according to Bevan and Sole, 2014. Long distance relationships are a communication barrier because communication opportunities are restricted in long distance relationships. Long distance relationships make it hard to provide comfort, reassurance and support to one another. Principles matter because we don’t often think about the reasons why we communicate. It’s easy to overcome the barriers present when you love one another. When communicating ask questions to make sure you understand what the other partner is saying, and make sure there isn’t any noise present. When you have a deployed spouse, or one spouse away on business work harder to comfort and support one another. You can write letters, call more frequently, email or text. To avoid any miscommunication verify that you fully understand what your partner is trying to communicate to you. Self Concept Self concept is learned and does change over time. Self concept is how we see ourselves and how others view us, and what they have told us about ourselves. Bevan and Sole, 2014, describe self concept as a combination of how you see yourself; how others see you; what parents, teachers, and peers have told you about yourself that you

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture