5 communications axioms

 #1 one cannot not communicate

# 2 every communication has a content and relationship aspect such that the latter classifies the former and is therefore a meta-communication

# 3 the nature of a relationship is dependent on the punctuation of the partners’ communication procedures

# 4 human communication involves both digital and analogic modalities

# 5 interhuman communication procedures are either symmetric or complementary, depending on whether the relationship of the partners is based on differences or parity

Pragmatics of Human Communication, Paul Watzlawick

(from wanterfall.com)


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