Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Self-Concept and Interpersonal Communication

Prabhakararao Sampthirao

Health Education Officer, Central Health Education Bureau, New Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.115/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.115


One of the main things impacted by our self-concept and our self-esteem is our communication. Self-concept, self-image, self-esteem and self-efficacy are major factors in the way we communicate. Whether we are introverts or extroverts that can be seen in the way we communicate with others. Communication becomes smooth when we become part of it. People with high self-esteem are confident, responsible, committed to goals, genuine and forgiving. An artificially inflated self-esteem is an effort to appear to have high self-esteem. However, such individuals don’t typically show the characteristics of people with high self-esteem. Whereas people with low self-esteem are insecure, unhappy and impatient, but people artificially inflated self-esteem try to appear to have high self-esteem in an effort to compensate their deficiency. There are certain ways improve one’s self-esteem. Development of a relationship is closely related to systematic self-disclosure which again another form of interpersonal communication. General personality traits such as quietness, shyness, and reticence frequently precipitate Communication Apprehension. Prevention and treatment methods of communication apprehension are now available.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016