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Interaction versus Communication

What is the difference between communication and interaction? Often people use it together but if one defines each of the terms, in what situation are they most suitable to be used? Thank you.
 

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Karen Vaartjes
Management Consultant, Netherlands
 

Interaction versus Communication

In my opinion communication is a container for any means of expression. It is a more abstract definition than interaction and is not related to any specific relationship, but refers to any information or expression that is being transmitted, in any way (non verbal and verbal).
For example, art can be communicative: it sends out a message, although it might not always be picked up. But whether or not the information or expression is being picked up, it still is considered communication, because information or expression is transmitted.
Interaction however, is (normally) related to people and is happening between two or more people or other living entities, such as animals. It is action and re-action related, and refers to that what is happening in a relationship. Art can (normally) not be interactive. It may send out a message, but is (normally) unable to respond to the reaction of the person looking at the art. So responsiveness to action and reaction is conditional for interaction to take place.

 
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NASRI Chadia
Teacher, Algeria
 

Interaction versus Communication

@Karen Vaartjes: For me, Interaction is just one aspect related to the umbrella term "communication"... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Interaction versus Communication

Interaction is per definition 2-way. Moreover in my opinion it also implies that both or all the par... Sign up

 

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