Begin the paper by identifying some of the basic aspects of interpersonal communication identified in Chapter 1 (you choose whic

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Interpersonal Communication Name Course Date Introduction Also known as communication skill, interpersonal skills can be referred to as the abilities one uses as they communicate with others. These skills enable people to interact with each other. Although interpersonal skills, as an academic course, are studied for professional purposes, its importance is not just in the work place.


Basic Aspects of Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal skills have so many aspects but we will look into the main four aspects. One of its basic aspects is that they are inescapable. No one lacks interpersonal skills whether good or bad. The only time one can escape is them is by choosing not to communicate at all which is not possible. People communicate daily, consciously and subconsciously. Communication occurs not only through words but also through facial expressions, posture, tone voice, and gestures among others (Wood, 2013). A number of times you hear people talk about taking back their words or statements but in a real sense, the damage or good it meant to achieve has already been achieved and it is inevitable remains. Interpersonal skills are irreversible. The impact or effect made by a word, gesture, posture or any other communication channel cannot be reversed even when the person communicating says he takes back his words. Once communicated, it cannot be swallowed back (Wood 2013). Interpersonal communication is also complicated. It does not matter whether one is using words, gestures, postures, facial expressions, or whatever channel to communicate, none of them is easy. ...
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