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Definition of Interpersonal Comm What constitutes interpersonal communication? Does the number of people matter? Are stranger interactions interpersonal? Does meaning need to be generated? To what extent does intention matter? Does it need to be face-to-face? Definitions of IP Comm Vastly different perspectives  But, common definitions include that: o At least two communicators; intentionally orienting toward each other;  as both subject and object; whose actions embody each other’s  perspectives both toward self and other People influence one another’s behavior over and above that attributed to  normal baselines of action Key Concepts 1. Dyad is often primary but not key o Often restrict it to two people to distinguish from other areas  o But, two person interactions may be extensions of larger networks 2.  Interpersonal communication varies along a continuum
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