Wednesday, October 23, 2013

InterculturalCom: Effective Intercultural Com: Basic Interpersonal Skills (U9-P2) Fa13

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

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.


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