When exploring the idea of interpersonal communication, there are many things that can affect how effective or ineffective communication can be one metaphor that stewart (2012) explains is the idea of inhaling and exhaling, in which inhaling represents listening and exhaling represents speaking or outward communication.
The term inhaling refers to the perception and listening portion of the communication process and exhaling refers to self-expression, or our ability to be open within the communication process or to self verify. The article explores the two metaphorical concepts of inhaling and exhaling in the context of communication from a personal perspective, the metaphor of inhaling and exhaling is a perhaps as fitting a metaphor as could be possibly be chosen in any authentic attempt to explicate interpersonal communication.
The metaphors inhaling and exhaling are an attempt to analyze and reveal the meaning of the interpersonal communication process (stewart, 2012) basically, the metaphor refers to the communication process. Abstract interpersonal communication is a form of communication involving people who are dependent upon each other and with a common history there are various aspects of interpersonal communication that can be discussed this paper looks at the principles of interpersonal communication, its barriers and relationship with emotional intelligence. The role of listening in interpersonal inﬂuence we explored therole of listening in interpersonal inﬂu-ence and how listening may account for at least some of the relationship between personality and inﬂu-ence the results extended prior work which has suggested that listening is positively related to inﬂuence communication were.
Interpersonal communication, in my opinion, is the exchange of information verbal or non-verbal between two, no more than 5 or 6, people for the purpose of getting a feedback and sharing information interpersonal communication is not interpersonal if it involves too many people. Good inhaling and exhaling skills can foster superior interpersonal communication in order to have good interpersonal communication, it is important to utilize both skills simultaneously failure to do so, can be very detrimental to establishing and/or maintaining healthy interpersonal communication.