Competence in Interpersonal Communication


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What is communication competence?

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1. Which part of communication competence describes the desire to communicate or the reasons for establishing a communication?

2. Which part of communication competence must come first: knowledge or skill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover what you know about interpersonal communication competency with this quiz and worksheet. For the quiz, you'll need to know what communication competence is and the process that produces our need to communicate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will help you to:

  • Assess the role of knowledge and skill with regard to communication competence
  • Identify a trait of competence where behavior is altered according to circumstance
  • Recognize communication competence traits

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of communication competence and how it is connected to our desires to communicate with others
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about communication competence traits in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a trait of competence where behavior is altered to suit the situation one is in and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out more about this area of study on communication traits via the lesson entitled Competence in Interpersonal Communication. The lesson will stick to the following objectives:

  • Define competence
  • Understand how interpersonal communication works
  • Assess the traits of competent people