Loving More Than One

Polyamory as it relates to my life and written from my perspective only. MY thoughts, feelings and opinions.

Communication

on February 16, 2011

Communication is one of the most encouraged things I hear about in the poly world or the world of non-monogamy period. It is also important, in my opinion, to the monogamous world but it is easier to get away with not doing so in that world I also believe.

I’m thinking some things in my head and hope to have one or two more post dealing with this.

I have come to the conclusion that successful communication is one of the most difficult things to do in this world. It is a constant work in progress. So, for starters, I looked up definitions of communication to share here.

From Merriam-Webster:

1: an act or instance of transmitting
2: a: information transmitted or conveyed
b: a verbal or written message
3: a: a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common     system of symbols, signs, or behavior
b: a person rapport

From the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia

1. The act of communicating; transmitting
2. a. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information as by speech, signals, writing or behavior

b. Interpersonal rapport

And now, a very good paraphrase definition I found;

“Communication is defined as a process by which we assign and convey meaning in an attempt to create shared understanding. This process requires a vast repertoire of skills in intrapersonal and interpersonal processing, listening, observing, speaking, questioning, analyzing, and evaluating. Use of these processes is developmental and transfers to all areas of life: home, school, community, work, and beyond. It is through communication that collaboration and cooperation occur.” *

I hope to have more on this for you soon.

*http://www.k12.wa.us/curriculuminstruct/communications/default.aspx

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