Interpersonal Messages

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Interpersonal messages combine elements of content and relationship. Content refers to items that are external to both the speaker and the listener, and the relationship elements are specific to the connection between the parties (DeVito, 2002). In a restaurant setting, a guest to the establishment may have a conversation with a server about available dinner options. When recommending popular menu items, the server may give detailed descriptions of the ingredients in a dish and answer a guest's questions about the preparation of the item; this would be an example of context. However, in the same message, the server may ask if he or she may bring the guest a glass of water, or thank them at the end of the meal for coming into the establishment;
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