and they replied back My day went well How about yours and I continued with a

And they replied back my day went well how about

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been?” and they replied back, “My day went well! How about yours?” and I continued with a nice reply and we went back and forth in a well fashioned manner. What made that communication game so successful is that my partner and I were able to build off affectively what we said to each other. An example of how a communication game went sour and awkward for me was when I asked someone, “Where did you get those shoes from?” and they just replied back, “Yup”, I did not know what exactly to say back to that response so I just nodded and walked away. What made that communication game poor was that the two of us were unable to build off each other when we exchanged words since his response to my question was not really a valid answer. “Perhaps the most important thing the pragmatic theorist tells us is that to understand communication, we should focus on interaction rather than on personality” (p.33). It is very interesting how there is a view of communication as a game. I truly believe interaction plays a big role in communication. That is why I like the pragmatic model the best.
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Reference Trenholm, S. (2014). Thinking through communication: An introduction to the study of human communication. (7 th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
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