In this course, you have learned about a specific model of interpersonal behaviour which enables you to do the following:
- accurately diagnose other people’s behaviour
- avoid maladaptive behaviour
- plan and enact appropriate adaptive responses.
Additionally, you have learned about how the model can help you with planning and preparing for interactions that might be difficult or hard to handle for a variety of reasons. You have learned how to reflect on your own practice when communicating with others, and you have discovered some of the skills that will help you to practise techniques for handling tricky interpersonal situations. Regular reflection about your own interpersonal interactions using the interpersonal circle model will help you to handle difficult or challenging situations with confidence.