Tuesday, October 18, 2011

InterculturalCom: Dealing with Difference: Basic Interpersonal Skills (U8-P2)

Some Basic Interpersonal Skills Helpful in ICC

Core Skills

  • Positiveness: Expression of positive attitudes toward self and others.
  • Other-Orientation: Attentiveness, interest, and concern for others.
  • Empathy: Feeling as the other feels.

Meta Skills

  • Mindfulness: Being aware of the above skills.
  • Metacommunication: Being aware of what is happening in the communication. Being able to think and talk about the talk.

Even before developing effective intercultural communication skills, we need to learn and practice the above basic interpersonal skills.  These are fundamental.


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