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Interpersonal Sensitivity

  • By: Judith A. Hall & Susan A. Andrzejewski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Interpersonal sensitivity (IS) can refer to both how well one “reads” other people and how appropriately one responds. Thus, it might be said that it is interpersonally sensitive to both recognize when one's spouse is sad and respond sympathetically. This entry, ...

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