If two people lived in a vacuum, their communication and interactions would involve only the other person. If one person were to have a conversation, it would be with the other, without interference from a third party. If one person were to get in a fight, it would be with the other. A dyad (two people) is the most basic relationship possible. However, this situation is not realistic since most people do not live in isolation. The most basic interpersonal relationship involves two individuals and the interactions and communications connecting them, but there are typically others who influence their communication. Triangulation occurs when these interactions and communications involve or go through another person or thing. The notion of triangulation was introduced in 1971 by Ernest ...

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