Interpersonal communication style is the manner in which one communicates. It includes the way one interacts to create expectations for future behavior on the part of both participants. Communication is the transmission of information and meaning from one individual to another. The communication process, whether verbal or nonverbal, involves a sender and a receiver. Whether we realize it or not, individuals are constantly shaping our behavior by the style they use as they talk to us.

Interpersonal Communication Style Research

Scholars have extensively studied communication styles in interpersonal relationships. Research in this area has primarily focused on the effect of gender on communication style, the relationship between the communicators and its effect (e.g., type of relationship and length of time, supervisor and subordinate), culture, situation, and the ...

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