Effective Interpersonal Communications Essay

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Effective Interpersonal Communications Christopher Travers
COM 200: Interpersonal Communication
Instructor: Cassandra Daniel
September 30, 2013

Dear Lensie and Christopher, I was thrilled to no end to hear of your engagement. You must be very excited to know that you are going to spend the rest of your lives together with your best friend. In your asking for advice you seek on successful relationships, I would like to offer of different aspects of interpersonal communication, from a c lass I am taking, to help you understand both
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Just remember to be honest and compassionate when attempting to communicate with each other and without honesty, the trust factor diminishes.

Describe the process by which self-concept is developed and maintained. In looking to understand your significant other, you first have to know and understand yourself, as an individual. Take the time to make sure each of you are aware of your own beliefs, and do your best to try and remember that both of you have your own personal identity. “Your identity is a consistent set of attitudes that defines who you are. If you accept and like yourself, in spite of your faults and failings, you will be more likely to carry a positive attitude into your interpersonal communication with others. If you accept yourself as you are, you will be more likely to accept others as they are.” (Sole, K.(2011)3.5, pp83).That is important if you wish to maintain good interpersonal communication skills with others. Self- identity is what makes you, the individual, so special. Maintaining a positive self-image can result in a higher feeling of self- worth. Self-esteem can be defined by its “two primary components: a sense of self-efficacy or your personal effectiveness and a sense of your personal worth and self-respect.” (Sole, K.(2011)3.5, pp85). By surrounding yourself with people who are positive influences, you stand a better chance of maintaining a positive self-image. “However, your self-concept,
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