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Intrapersonal Communication

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Jackie Oguntayo

on 30 June 2014

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Transcript of Intrapersonal Communication

Self Talk is the inner speech that includes the questions and comments you make to yourself
things through
of others
Respond to your own
Respond to the
with others

Self Talk
Cycle of communication
- Starting point of ALL communication
- Effects your beliefs
-Effects your values
- Your expectations
- Main ingredient in the pot of communication

Importance of Intrapersonal Communication
Sensitivity to Criticism
Inappropriate response to flattery
Hypercritical Attitude
Tendency towards blaming
Negative feeling about competition
Tendency toward seclusion
Characteristics of Poor Self Concept
Self-Concept is the
or view you have of yourself. It is the person you think you are, formed in your
. It is influence by how others see you, how you were in your past, are today, and would like to be in the future.
Self Concept
Intrapersonal Communication
Jasmine Mutunga
Jackie Oguntayo

What is Intrapersonal Communication
Self Love
Accepting yourself for being you
Acknowledging your faults and being okay with them
Self Talk
"Inner Speech
Self - concept
" Self Esteem"
Self love
Self worth/ or self value
Three types of Intrapersonal communication
Intrapersonal communication put simply is internally communicating with yourself
It is the most basic level of communication
Is an innate behavior
Is done unconsciously and consciously
Is nonverbal
Closer look into Self
3 Selves
Real Self
Ideal Self
Public Self
4 Aspects of Self
Factors that help you define yourself
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”
Henry Ford

2 types of Self Talk
Factors that Influence Your Self Concept
How you perceive that you are seen and treated by others.
Your own expectations and the standards that you set for yourself
How you compare yourself to others

Need Drives Affecting Communication

The Role of Culture on Self-Communication

Communication Apprehension

With a partner, express how a person could illustrate how they are having a bad
day through both high context and low context communication.

Group Activity

High-context communication:
how the verbal message can be best conveyed through indirect language

Low-context communication:
the expression of ideas through explicit verbal messages

High-Context/Low-Context Communication

Skill Training
Systematic Desensitization
Cognitive Modification
Drug Therapy


Self-credentialing verbal mode:
boast about your accomplishments

Self-humbling verbal mode:
lowering oneself by being modest

Self Crediting/Humbling Societies

College students with communication apprehension choose majors that don’t require them to give oral presentations
In the work place they fail to participate orally
They are not as assertive
They are deemed as less socially attractive and trustworthy

The Effects

But in the field of communication, the anxiety that people feel is called communication apprehension
Individuals with high communication apprehension often feel that one or more of their basic needs is being attacked

Most People Call it Shyness…

We intrapersonally define a particular territory whether its perceptual
We like marking our territory
We feel secure in our territory but act differently in different territories


We love to talk about pleasure or the lack of it
We love talking about our successes
We choose to communicate in situations in which we think we will receive pleasure

Pleasure Seeking

We have reflexive actions that we instinctively use to communicate our fear

Ex: calling for help, pleading, explaining our needs, trying to convince our attackers that their action is unwise


Doing oriented approach to life:
focus on achievements. Want financial gains and respect in return
Being oriented approach to life:
may strive for life goals but it does not constitute to their self worth.

Doing or Being Orientation to Life/Attitude Towards Others

We have a need to seek equilibrium/balance.
When we feel a lack of control, most of us feel uneasy and cautious


Johari Window
Used to measure a person's disclosure level based on four attitudes towards disclosure
Types of disclosure
Style 1: little disclosure little feedbck
Style 2: spend time listening but not sharing personl information
Style 3: people give a great deal of personal information but do not like to receive much
Style 4: people like to give and get information
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