HCOM 214: Interpersonal COMM & Conflict

Learning interpersonal communication skills to improve every part of our lives


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Maintenance of Peer Relationships

The way people deal with relationships differs from one another. Some put an extreme amount of effort to make sure the relationship does not fall through. While others put in an average or a minuscule amount. Either way all three of efforts in maintaining relationships has their ups and downs. If you put all of effort, it shows that you deeply care. But it it can also be seen as over the top and a tad creepy. Low effort can be seen as not caring enough, but also as someone that is willing to give others the space they need. Then there’s the average amount. Which is the may be the best way for its shows both kinds, but it can be interpreted as being unoriginal. By taking the self quiz “Tests Your Maintenance of Peer Relationships,” the results show that I show an average amount of effort in maintaining relationships. But the way I see it is that it all depends. The amount of effort I place in relationships depends on the person i’m trying to maintain a relationship with. I’ll put low effort with some and high effort with others. The scores show that I’m a type of person that is willing to help out my peers with nothing in return. It also shows that I’m not really into communicating my own personal opinions regarding some topics. I believe in order to maintain a healthy relationship with peers is to continue communicating with them. Good communication can lead to many positive outcomes. It enables to establish a physical contact with the person. Which in turn leads gives us the ability to better understand who they are as individuals, their goals and dreams, and live through their experiences to become better people. The more one understands all kinds of people the better at maintaining relationships they can be.