Facing one's own irrational beliefs is a process of intrapersonal communication
. According to Barker and Wiseman (1996), intrapersonal communication
is "the creating, functioning, and evaluating of symbolic processes which operate primarily within oneself" (p.173).
is "all of the physiological and psychological processing of messages that happens within individuals at conscious and non-conscious levels as they attempt to understand themselves and their environment" (Roberts, Edwards, & Barker, 1987, p.
In short, they carry on private dialogs or intrapersonal communication with themselves (Johnson, 1984).
It can just as easily infect intrapersonal communication. As dogmatism may inhibit people from inquiring into attitudes, beliefs, or values of others who may view the world differently, dogmatic people may limit their inner conversations in a similar fashion.
John Johnson stresses the need for effective intrapersonal communication
if one is to succeed on the interpersonal level (Johnson 1984).
The authors have organized the main body of their text in twelve chapters devoted to an introduction to communication theory, theory development, cognition and intrapersonal communication
, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Starting from the modes of Intrapersonal communication
seeker can tread the path of self-enquiry, self-knowledge and svadharma (duty or rightful action).
The deep structure of intrapersonal communication
the role of communication in culturally diverse work groups ...," "three decades of developing, grounding, and using symbolic convergence theory," "mental imagery and intrapersonal communication
: a review of research on imagined interactions (Iis) and current developments," and "attitudes toward language: a review of speaker-evaluation research and a general process model."
If we do reach within to draw upon a deeper well, the spiritual (i.e., our search for or connection with a purpose larger than ourselves), then what is our internal process and how do we translate our spiritual intrapersonal communication
into communication with others, or interpersonal communication?
With the addition of significant information into the intrapersonal communication
system there are changes in the structure of the unconscious processing with this newly introduced information.