Are our intrerpersonal skills dependant on the person with whom we are interacting?

Interpersonal skills are central to effective and safe clinical practice and are counted as a pillar of professionalism.

Do we have complete control over how we interact or does it partly depend on other person or team with whom we are interacting?

Authored By Sheilla Pinjani on Monday 19th November 2012

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Dr Mike Davis
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Posted almost 7 years ago

The short answer is "no" (given "complete control"). We have substantial control over what we say and do but we cannot assume that the message we send will be the same as the one received. That being said, effective training in comm

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Dr. Krishnamurthy
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Posted over 6 years ago

No. We have to acquire good interpersonal skills. This will help us face difficult interactions with confidence, leading to a satisfied encounter.
A good and successful interaction is facilitated by good communication skills.
This will be verba

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Sheilla Pinjani
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Other Medical Professional
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Posted about 6 years ago

you are right Mike
you have explained it very well. One of the factors which we always need to keep in mind is different perspectives through different lens. This helps to have respect for differing view points while agreeing or disagreeing.

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