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CTIS 117 Task 3 Assignment

by Chantal Bray

Pages 4 and 5 of 17

Factors effecting Interpersonal Communication
There are many factors that effect interpersonal communication. Some of these factors include cultural diversity, emotional difference, past experiences and intellectual differences

Cultural diversity
Cultural diversity makes communication between two culturally different people difficult due to their cultural differences such as the language, signs and symbols they use. In different cultures there are different meaning for words, gestures and even there behaviors. A difference in cultures also brings out prejudices and ethnocentrism which is evaluating another culture according to your own cultures beliefs and practices.

Emotional differences
Being emotionally aware when communicating is extremely important. If you are emotionally aware, your communication will instantly be better. You will be able to notice others emotions and how they are influenced by your form of communication and this will also give you a better understanding on what other people are communicating to you and why.

Some important factors to consider when it comes to being emotionally aware with communication are to consider other peoples feelings, consider your own feelings, have empathy when communicating and to communicate with trust.

Past experiences
Past experiences play an important role in peoples communication. People learn a lot from their past experiences because they can change their entire outlook and attitude on life as well as their communication with others. Past experience directly effects ones communication and how two people can see the same topic of communication differently.

Intellectual differences
Intellectual differences can have a great impact on communication. the difference in intellect between two people when communicating can influence the meaning of the conversation differently for the two people.
If they have similar educational qualifications, communication will be effective as they are likely to have the same base of knowledge and past experience.