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Definitions for interpersonal
ˌɪn tərˈpɜr sə nlin·ter·per·son·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpersonaladjective

    occurring among or involving several people

    "interpersonal situations in which speech occurs"


  1. interpersonaladjective

    Between two or more people.


  1. interpersonal

    The concept of interpersonal relationship involves social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. Interpersonal relationships vary in their degree of intimacy or self-disclosure, but also in their duration, in their reciprocity and in their power distribution, to name only a few dimensions. The context can vary from family or kinship relations, friendship, marriage, relations with associates, work, clubs, neighborhoods, and places of worship. Relationships may be regulated by law, custom, or mutual agreement, and form the basis of social groups and of society as a whole. Interpersonal relationships are created by people's interactions with one another in social situations.This association of interpersonal relations being based on social situation has inference since in some degree love, solidarity, support, regular business interactions, or some other type of social connection or commitment. Interpersonal relationships thrive through equitable and reciprocal compromise they form in the context of social, cultural and other influences. The study of interpersonal relationships involves several branches of the social sciences, including such disciplines as communication studies, psychology, anthropology, social work, sociology, and mathematics. The scientific study of relationships evolved during the 1990s and came to be referred to as "relationship science," after research done by Ellen Berscheid and Elaine Hatfield. This field of study distinguishes itself from anecdotal evidence or from pseudo-experts by basing conclusions on data and objective analysis.


  1. interpersonal

    Interpersonal refers to anything related to interactions between people. It involves communication or relationships between individuals and can include a range of situations like social, work-related, or familial interactions. It involves the use, understanding, and management of verbal and non-verbal communication between people.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interpersonal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interpersonal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of interpersonal in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Puhl:

    People are experiencing weight stigma in multiple close interpersonal relationships and across diverse settings, whether it's health care, employment or at home.

  2. Scott Schieman:

    Higher levels of authority come with a lot more interpersonal baggage, such as supervising people or deciding whether they get promotions, with that type of responsibility, you start to take things like incompetency and people not doing their jobs more personally, and it bothers you more.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    Being a mom, what are you ? You're a diplomat, interpersonal relationships. You're a chef. You're a chauffeur. You're a problem solver. You're a nurse. You're a health care provider. You have so much, and that's just with the children, not to mention the other aspects of family, i don't think that before I had five children in six years that I used time as effectively as I did as a mom. ... I didn't even have time sometimes to wash my face.

  4. Angela Taylor:

    As a caregiver, I think one of the challenges is recognizing that we can not use the same skills and interpersonal dynamics that we came to rely on in our relationship with the person with LBD, we have to develop new ones because you can not reason with somebody who is having a hallucination or delusion. Sometimes you have to more step into their reality and empathize( and) learn a new way to offer assistance without them feeling like they're being treated like a child.

  5. Casey Brooks:

    This is about maturity and how certain people seek value from interpersonal relationships and approval from peers and the competitive nature that gaming group members bond over.

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