interpersonal

[ in-ter-pur-suh-nl ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈpɜr sə nl /

adjective

of or pertaining to the relations between persons: He has strong interpersonal skills.
existing or occurring between persons.

Origin of interpersonal

First recorded in 1835–45; inter- + personal
Related formsin·ter·per·son·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for interpersonal

interpersonal

/ (ˌɪntəˈpɜːsənəl) /

adjective

between persons; involving personal relationships
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Word Origin and History for interpersonal

interpersonal


adj.

1842, from inter- + personal. Introduced in a psychological sense 1938 by H.S. Sullivan (1892-1949) to describe "behavior between people in an encounter."

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