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Types of Interpersonal Relationships

By Andrea Gerhart and Fabiola Perez

Andrea Gerhart

on 11 October 2012

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Interpersonal Relationships Types of Interpersonal Relationships A small social group bound by ties of blood, null contract, and a commitment to care for and be responsible for one another, usually in a shared household. Family A close and caring relationship between two people that is perceived as mutually satisfying and beneficial. Friendship Online relationships were thought to be rather impersonal, lacking the richness of nonverbal cues found in face-to-face relationships. But Joe Walther changed that. Online Relationships Love is typically defined as a deep affection for and attachment to another person involving emotional ties, with varying degrees of passion, commitment, and intimacy. Romantic The interconnections and interdependence between two individuals. What Are Interpersonal Relationships? 1. Communication Skills
2. Develop Characteristics that affect how we interact with others. We Learn... Family relationships constitute the first and most basic relationships in our lives. Availability Caring Honesty Trust Loyalty Empathy Availability: Making time for one another. Caring: Feelings of concern for the happiness and well-being of each other. Honesty: Being open and truthful with each other, even if that means saying things that are hard to hear. Trust: Being honest and maintaining
confidentiality. Loyalty: Maintaining relationships despite disagreements and framing differences as positive. Empathy: Communicating the ability to feel what each other is feeling and experiencing. 1. Eros erotic, sexual love This type of relationship is intimate both emotionally and physically. The focus is on beauty and attractiveness. 2. Ludus playful, casual love Ludus means "play" in Latin, and the ludic lover views love as a game. Ludic love does not require great commitment. 3. Storge love that lacks passion Lacks passion and excitement. Share interests and activities but no feelings. 4. Pragma commited, practical love Extremely logical and practical. They want a long-term relationship with an individual who shares the same life goals. 5. Mania intense, romantic love Exhibits extreme feelings and is full of excitement and intensity. But it reaches a peak and eventually fades. 6. Agape selfless, romantic love Individual gives willingly and expects nothing in return. Can care for others without close ties; a
deep relationship is not necessary. Argues that communicators use unique language and stylistic cues in their online messages to develop relationships that are just as close as those that grow from face-to-face content.
Joe Walther's Theory Social Information Processing Theory Online Communication is even more personal
and intimate than face-to-face interaction. Hyperpersonal Communication Enables us to maintain intimacy with others over great distances. Sharing photos, videos, and stories on Facebook, Twitter, or personal blogs allows us to share our lives with family and e-mail messages keep partners close and aware of each other's lives.
Online relationships is more than just romantic - family, friends, and colleagues. Online Communication There are four types of
Interpersonal Relationships.
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