Not all communication should be “transactional” in nature. Let’s say that the majority of your interpersonal interactions are “transactional.” Well, you shouldn’t be surprised if you sometimes feel disconnected from others. “Dialogue” – as opposed to “transaction” – has been referred to as having a distinctively different purpose and intention.

The real purpose of “dialogue” is to enhance the quality of the participants’ interactions with one another. This is the nature of relationship enhancement. Martin Buber was a Jewish philosopher in 1923. “Relationship enhancement” is the “transactional” objective of “dialogue.” “The fundamental fact of human existence is a dialogue which takes place in the “sphere of between.


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