Feb 19, 2022
CONVERSATION con·ver·sa·tion. /ˌkänvərˈsāSH(ə)n/ (noun) - a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged. Example: "she picked up the phone and held a conversation in French" ￼ Conversation and Communication https://grbj.com/opinion/the-big-difference-between-conversation-and-communication/#:~:text=Conversation%20is%20an%20exchange%20of,Listen%20actively. Conversation is an exchange of words, while communication is the transformation of thoughts and words into meaningful action. Conversation typically involves what you wish to share with another; communication focuses more on what you wish to accomplish. In order to communicate effectively. Communication Example: - Mailing a letter to a friend, sending an email to a co-worker, calling a friend on the telephone, having a discussion and sending a text message. Conversation Example: - two friends talking while having coffee together Four Types of Conversation https://davidwangel.com/the-opportune-conflict/2016/12/28/the-four-types-of-conversations-debate-dialogue-discourse-and-diatribe#:~:text=When%20talking%20with%20someone%2C%20it,purpose%20(competitive%20or%20cooperative). ￼ ￼ If you are in a one-way conversation, you are talking at someone, rather than with someone. If you are in a two-way conversation, participants are both listening and talking. In a competitive conversation, people are more concerned about their own perspective, whereas in a cooperative conversation participants are interested in the perspective of everyone involved. LEVELS OF CONVERSATION ( https://integralcentered.com/3-levels-of-conversation/) Level 1: Informational – simply a data exchange– no real intimacy, though you may find coincidences or overlapping circles of friends, interests, or background. Example: •Where’d you grow up? - I grew up in Georgia, but I’ve lived most of my adult life in New York. •Do you have any siblings? - I’m the eldest of 3 kids. Level 2: Emotional/Personal — sharing about our thoughts, feelings, desires — our internal experience (a “deep connection”). Example: •What do you like most about working at JetBlue? - Well, I love adventure and traveling…and this really gives me the freedom to do that. •What’s something that your heart can’t help but open to? - Hmmm…Animals definitely open my heart… dogs, especially– I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through childhood without my dog… Level 3: Relational — engaging about what’s happening *right now*, in the moment, between us – it’s the most dynamic, rarest, my favorite, and the main focus of this guide… Example: •I just felt confused and hurt when you said that my mom was never friendly to you. •When you laughed just then, I could hear your ‘Southern Belle’ coming through…I feel drawn to you when you do that.