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Words nearby intrapersonal
What does intrapersonal mean?
Intrapersonal means “within a person,” that is, taking place within one person’s self or mind.
It’s not to be confused with interpersonal, which refers to something occurring “between people.”
Example: Your intrapersonal awareness is very strong, but there’s such a thing as too much self-examination.
Where does intrapersonal come from?
Intrapersonal is attested by the early 1900s. It’s composed of the prefix intra-, from the Latin preposition meaning “within, inside,” and personal, the adjective form of person, ultimately from Latin persōnālis. Early on it was written intra-personal, but the hyphen is usually dropped today.
Intrapersonal is an important term in psychology to describe factors impacting people that come from within themselves, such as attitudes, self-esteem, self-regulation, and decision-making. It is commonly used in the phrase intrapersonal communication. This includes one’s inner monologue—that voice in your own head, that debate between the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other.
Don’t mistake intrapersonal (“within-self”) communication with interpersonal, which refers to relationships or communication inter- (“between”) people.
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What are some other forms of intrapersonal?
- intrapersonally (adverb)
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How is intrapersonal used in real life?
Intrapersonal is most commonly used in psychology, communication studies, and education. It occasionally crops up in your everyday life in work contexts, such as during trainings and meetings, or in personal contexts when people are discussing relationships and self-reflection.
On “intrapersonal skills”:
— Wellness Orbit (@Wellness_Orbit) September 10, 2019
A joke about intrapersonal and interpersonal:
Intrapersonal skill lvl 99999999999999
Interpersonal skill lvl
— ◡̈ luv (@myHeartbeatBTS7) September 14, 2019
Intrapersonal in psychology:
"Patients typically do not only come to therapy to obtain relief from symptoms, but also to address other personal problems, which may include going back to work, solving intrapersonal issues, being a better parent, or stopping the fights with their partner or their boss" https://t.co/XUFHgpgR8I
— H.M. Pettersen (@HMPettersen2) September 9, 2019
Try using intrapersonal!
Identify whether or not intrapersonal is being used correctly in these two sentences:
- She has great intrapersonal skills—you can tell by how well she gets along with everyone.
- Intrapersonal communication is important for strong mental health; you have to understand yourself to address your inner problems.