Communication / networking

Types of communication


Depending on the level of communication that each of the interlocutors is, by combining these levels, we have four types of communication. Open communication - when communication takes place between the open areas of the interlocutors. Communication is optimal and effective. Unintentional communication - is the communication between the open area of one of the interlocutors and the blind area of the other, so the message we receive about a person is without it wanting to communicate or to realize that it is doing. The information reveals a part of the personality of the interlocutor; on the other hand, information can be used through feedback, for example: for behaviour change, guidance and counselling. Intentional communication - is the communication from the hidden area of one of the interlocutors to the open area of the other, and this communication is reciprocal. It meets when we deliberately reveal something about us that we usually hide. At this level there is the process of self-exposure and demand and feedback, very important processes for the formation and development of healthy and productive communication relationships. Unknown communication through " contagion” - is a communication between the unknown areas of each of the interlocutors, and is called " contagion" because it communicates at the emotional level. A person influences the feelings or behaviour of the other person without one being aware of it or intentionally doing it. For example, a nervous tension, deep anxiety or intense concern, perhaps unknown by the issuer, can be "transmitted through mooding" to the interlocutor is influenced without realizing.