HCOM 214: Interpersonal COMM & Conflict

Learning interpersonal communication skills to improve every part of our lives

NonVerbal Communication Prompt #1

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An important relationship that I have in my life is with my twin best friends. This relationship is one that has been going on for almost 8 years and it is stronger than any other friendship/relationship that I have with anyone else. Eye contact is very important because it means we are comfortable enough with each other to where we can keep steady eye contact during a conversation and properly convey to each other what we are trying to say. Keeping a steady eye contact with the person you are speaking with also ensures they are listening to what you have to say and it makes you feel better that they are grasping what you have to say.

Expressing emotion is something really crucial in any relationship. We should express emotion while we speak so the listener can grasp the meaning of what we are trying to convey through the tone of our voice. We should also express our emotions as in telling the other person how we feel. This is important because this type of communication is important in maintaining and achieving a healthy relationship. Speaking up when something is making you feel a certain way may be difficult but it will make the relationship stronger.

Managing conversation for us is probably the easiest thing possible. We are so close with one another and we always have something to say. It is never quiet when the three of us are together. Signaling the condition of a relationship means that there should be a general idea of how the relationship is between you and the other person/people. You both or however many people there should be able to tell whether the relationship has healthy aspects to it or if it needs improvement in certain ways such as eye contact or expressing emotion.

 

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