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Interpersonal Relationships Vaibhavi Kulkarni November 7, 2011
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Interpersonal Communication Involves a small number of participants who can interact directly with one another and adapt messages for one another. Types of Interpersonal Relationships: A stranger Individualistic cultures: People may be more willing to communicate with strangers. Collectivistic cultures: Strangers are “nonpersons” to whom the rules of politeness and social etiquette don’t apply.
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Interpersonal Communication Acquaintance Someone you know casually Engage in social politeness rituals Discuss impersonal topics such as the weather, hobbies, fashions, and sports
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Interpersonal Relationship Friend Someone you know well, with whom you feel a close personal bond Includes higher levels of intimacy, self- disclosure Language used to describe interpersonal relationships reflects underlying cultural values Friends, allies, and neighbors
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 192:346 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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