Essays on Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively Assignment

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The paper "Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively" is a good example of an assignment on management. The importance of supportive communication in building relationships cannot be ignored. Usually, it is easier to communicate supportively when everything is fine, and when every person is doing what they are supposed to do. As an interpersonal communication supportive communication enables one to communicate accurately without jeopardizing the relationship especially during difficult times and situations. When another person’ s shortcomings are pointed out or when negative feedback is delivered, supportive communication establishes and strengthens these relationships.

Though the issue may still be addressed positive communication seeks to enhance or preserve the relationship between the concerned parties. It is very useful when communicating with other non-complimentary information as it strengthens the relationship. This part of the paper will review three articles related to supportive communication in building relationships as the area of the development of my skills. These three articles are as follows: (i) Supportive and Defensive Communication by Svein Larsen and Ingebjorg Folgero, (ii) Academic stress, supportive communication, and health by Erina Malcgeorge, Wendy Samter, and Seth Gillihan, and (iii) Impact of mindfulness on supportive communication skills: Three exploratory studies by Susanne Jones and Wesley Hansen.

Social support and supportive communication are the main keywords considered for articles. Context Both articles focus on supportive communication but presented in a different context: college or university and a ship organization. Susan Jones and Wesley Hansen assert that in conveying empath, care, and encouragement, supportive communication plays an important role in how individuals cope with aversive situations and difficult emotions. Mindfulness is a mechanism that links conveyed verbally and nonverbally emotional support and is comprehended as enhanced attention that is non-reactive to the current external and internal stimuli, as well as its awareness.

Reappraisal, social skills, and communicative coping affect supportive communication among university students.


Jones, SM & Hansen, W 2014, The Impact of Mindfulness on Supportive Communication

Skills: Three Exploratory Studies. Mindfulness. Springer Science

Larsen, S & Folgero, I 1993, Supportive and Defensive Communication. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 5, No.3 pp.22-26

MacGeorge, EL, Samter, W, & Gillihan, SJ, 2007, Academic Stress, Supportive Communication, and Health. Communication Education. Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 365 _


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