Communication Is The Key Important Skills That A Person Can Possess

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Communication is undoubtedly one of the most important skills that a person can possess. Interpersonal communication is the way we express our thoughts, feelings, and ideas to the people around us. Interpersonal communication is something you need to do well as it affects many aspects of your life. It is also a learned skill that can be improved with knowledge, self awareness and practice. In order to be a good communicator we must continually analyze our level of interpersonal communication competence, which is defined in Mccornack’s book on page 21 as consistently communicating in ways that are appropriate, effective, and ethical. Consistently means across various types of relationships and situations. The appropriateness of your communication is the degree to which you are able to adapt your communication to the expectations regarding how people should communicate (pg 21). This involves following rules or societal norms that may not be written, but you are expected to know. For example if you are at a job interview your communication would be deemed inappropriate if you started cursing in front of the interviewer. There is no written rule that you should not do this, but it is expected of you that you know that in an interview you should be trying to impress the interviewer and make a good impression and cursing in front of them will leave a bad impression. Along with appropriateness your communication must also be effective. This involves your ability to use your

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