Comparing Symmetrical & Complementary Interpersonal Communication Video


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What is interpersonal communication?

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1. What are relational patterns in interpersonal communication?

2. What is the relationship between people engaging in symmetrical communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this interactive quiz or print and complete the short quiz to find out how much you know about symmetrical and complementary interpersonal communication. Questions delve into the basics of these types of interpersonal communication and look at ways they reflect or are impacted by relationships between people.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to gauge your comprehension of the following:

  • Meaning of interpersonal communication
  • Relational patterns in interpersonal communication
  • Relationship between people who engage in symmetrical communication
  • Opposite of symmetrical communication
  • Way complementary relationships can result in healthier communication

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases like interpersonal communication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding relational patterns in interpersonal communication
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the opposite of symmetrical communication and the relationship between people who engage in symmetrical communication

Additional Learning

Examine the lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet called Comparing Symmetrical & Complementary Interpersonal Communication to build your knowledge of the following:

  • Why interpersonal communication is important in our lives
  • How symmetrical communication impacts understanding
  • Why a power struggle could ensue in symmetrical communication
  • How direct and indirect people communicate