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Reaction Paper Chapter 1 Interpersonal communications involves individuals it involves more than just social roles Rather each person should be treated unlike any other person There is a qualitive distinction when we question relationships We can notion that we can improve communication competence In our daily basis we come to function with three types of relationships I-It communication I-You communication and I-thou communication In each of these we experience a different type of relationship In an I-It and I-you relationship we are seeming we are preoccupied in our image and put on a mask In an I-Thou relationship we allow the relationship to be fully human we reveal who we are and take of the mask Frequently we view both objects and people by their functions For example I work as a waitress to many people my function as a person doesnt exist They came to get food they eat it and leave and I was just an object to them who served them In I-it communication people treat others impersonally as objects Many times salespeople waitresses even students are just a number and not acknowledged In this type of relationship we do not get very much interaction and we are seen as objects to one another Unfortunately we frequently view people in the same way Rather than truly making ourselves completely available to them understanding them we observe them or keep part of ourselves outside the moment of relationship In I-you relationships our interaction is midway between impersonal and interpersonal I know when I went to a new job it was really hard for me to adjust to all the new rules and staff At that point I was still hidden under that mask because I felt uncomfortable working in the environment for a while and I feel that I may have been impersonal Hence I feel that its a process that we go through and when we have a chance to get
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