Role of Communication in Interpersonal Relationship

Communication is said to be the basis of every interpersonal relationship. Infact effective communication is the key to a healthy and long lasting relationship. If individuals do not communicate with each other effectively, problems are bound to come.

Communication plays a pivotal role in reducing misunderstandings and eventually strengthens the bond among individuals.

A relationship loses its charm if individuals do not express and reciprocate their feelings through various modes of communication. A healthy interaction is essential for a healthy relationship.

It is not always an individual needs to talk to express his /her feelings. Feelings can be expressed through non verbal modes of communication as well. Your body movements, gestures, facial expressions, hand movements communicate something or the other. Make sure you do not make faces at anyone. You should look happy and contented for the other person to enjoy your presence. Do not always look sad and irritated. Eye movements also have an important role to play in relationships. One can make out whether you are angry, unhappy or frustrated through your eyes only.

Take care of your tone and pitch as well. Make sure you are not too loud or too soft. Being loud might hurt the other person. Speak softly in a convincing way. The other person must be able to understand what you intend to communicate.

Choice of words is important in relationships. Think twice before you speak. Remember one wrong word can change the meaning of an entire conversation. The other person might misinterpret you and spoil the relationship. Be crisp. Express your feelings clearly. Do not try to confuse the other person. Being straightforward helps you in relationships.

An individual must interact with the other person regularly for the relationship to grow and reach to the next level. Speaking over the phone. SMSing are ways of communicating and staying in touch especially in long distance relationships where individuals hardly meet.

Be polite. Never ever shout on your partner even if he has done something wrong. Discuss issues and try to sort out your differences amicably. Abusing, fighting, criticizing spoil the relationship and in adverse cases might end it as well. Being rude is a crime in relationships.

Try to understand the other person’s point of view as well. Be a patient listener. Unless you listen carefully, you will never be able to communicate effectively.

Individuals can also communicate through emails. If you do not get the time to call your partner regularly, drop him/her a mail. The other person would feel happy and important.

Emails are also an effective mode of communication at workplace. For better relations at workplace, try to communicate through written modes of communication. Be careful about the mail body and make sure they are self explanatory. Using capital letters in emails is considered to be rude and loud.

Do not share any information with any of your fellow workers verbally. Mark him a mail and do keep your Boss in the loop. All the related employees must be marked a cc as well. If discussed orally, the other person might refuse later on, creating problems for you.

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