Running Head: WORKING IT OUT
Working it Out
October 24, 2011
Working it Out
Dear Bobby and Jen,
Congratulations on your recent engagement and I like to welcome you into the realm of
marriage. My name is Sharon Stone and I will share with you the concepts of interpersonal
communication and how it will influence your lifetime together. Marriage takes work and the
key factor is communication (Benjamin, 2010). The purpose of a healthful union is to
communicate successfully, walk down memory lane, to value yourselves and your love ones, by
understanding the manner your association too others in your day to day existence.
Explain the principles and misconceptions in effective interpersonal communications.
Making Connections: Understanding Interpersonal Communication
(Sole, 2011), addresses
six abilities that are needed in communication.
The six skills guiding mankind are: “symbols, share meanings, process, culture, context and
purpose” (Sole, 2011). These channels signify the manner communication operates, what to be
conscious about in interpersonal communication. It is vital to bear in mind there are basic
theories directing you to the appreciation of interpersonal communication.
The custom to use symbols is what “makes human language unique. A symbol can be
anything that conveys a meaning and it can be written, spoken or non-verbal. Drawings,
photographs and music can be symbolic. Even objects such as homes, automobiles, clothing and
jewelry can be symbolic” (Sole, 2011, Chp. 1.3, ¶ 2). You have the capacity to create something
to represent anything creating a boundless talent to communicate.
You may not have actually seen an event happen but you can visualize it because of shared
language and shared symbols. When you share your experience you are giving an abstraction of
the experience, it is your perception you are sharing (Sole, 2011, Chp. 1-3 ¶ 16).