Positive Communication: A Theoretical Perspective

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Positive communication is defined as interaction based on favourable emotions, aimed at understanding and bringing satisfaction to all the parties involved. The analysis of its constituent features allows us to describe it as constructive, emotive, effective and showing potential for development. It is argued that assertiveness is its optional feature typical of particular cultures. The structural components of positive communication are positive intentionality, involvement in the interaction, adaptation to the interlocutor and social support.

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O A Leontovich

Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University

Email: olgaleo@list.ru
Department of Intercultural Communication and Translation

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