Sure, I know how to talk to people!
Sure, I know how to talk to people!

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Sure, I know how to talk to people!

Summary

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.

PWC_2

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus