of or pertaining to the relations between persons: As a leader goes higher in an organization, commonly their technical skills are called upon less and less, while their interpersonal skills become more important.
existing or occurring between persons: It is unlikely that someone with paranoia will thrive in interpersonal relationships.She is trained and certified in the treatment of emotional trauma resulting from interpersonal violence.
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- in·ter·per·son·al·ly, adverb
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How to use interpersonal in a sentence
Court documents also indicate that Holmes was evaluated by a psychologist who specializes in violence against women and interpersonal violence, leading to speculation that her attorneys could mount a mental defect defense.Blood, labs and fraud: Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes is about to go on trial | Rachel Lerman | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Some people are even what Andersen calls “touch avoidant,” meaning they often find interpersonal touch stressful instead of pleasurable.There’s a biological reason why we miss hugs so much | Purbita Saha | August 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
The interpersonal dynamics heighten the stakes, showing how tense a situation can get even when you’re alongside your best friend.
Our emphasis on individual achievement, and our neglect of interpersonal cohesion, means that we are failing to reap the rich benefits of the group mind.Google adjusts the timeline for third-party cookie deprecation; Friday’s daily brief | Carolyn Lyden | June 25, 2021 | Search Engine Land
At the expense of thinking about class, and capitalism, we have instead this emphasis on interpersonal privilege.Why Coalition, Not Allyship, Is the Necessary Next Step in the Racial Justice Movement | Suyin Haynes | June 22, 2021 | Time
Tourism has built my confidence [and] improved my interpersonal skills.
Other, larger considerations inevitably intervened—spiritual, interpersonal, socio-political.
There are specialties where interpersonal skills can take a backseat without harm to patient well-being.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses | Russell Saunders | March 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's a show with gay characters, but their issues are work, relationships, interpersonal.Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve. | Tim Teeman | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This 27-inch “interpersonal computer” allows four people to use it simultaneously.Ten Coolest Products From 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The intention to care, to nurture the other as caring, is expressed in interpersonal ways as well as in technological competence.Nursing as Caring | Anne Boykin
Thus problem solving involves both the physical world and the interpersonal world.
Many ordinary problems involve not only physical, concrete parts but also interpersonal elements.
Students should have strategies for managing interpersonal relationships, both good and bad.
Character traits and values are discussed in the section on interpersonal relationships.
British Dictionary definitions for interpersonal
between persons; involving personal relationships
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