Transactional, intentional, and unintentional communication types are examined.
a. Linear communication involves a communication pattern or trend that occurs in a line. For example, two friends meet for coffee: one speaker conveys a message to the friend about the football score, while the other friend receives the message. Therefore, the pattern moves in a linear manner.
b. Transactional communication does not follow such a linear trend. Instead, transactional means that encoding, decoding, receiving, sending feedback, and other parts of the communication process are all interrelated. To illustrate, communication is happening simultaneously at least in two places at once. A good example is a classroom setting when one student tries to pay attention to the professor's lecture, while another student tries to encode the professor's main point; at the same time, someone is writing a note, the teacher is writing on the board, and another student is reading a novel.
c. Intentional communication occurs when communication has a primary purpose or interest in behavioral situations to transmit a message to a receiver with conscious intent to affect another's behaviors. In other words, it is called conscious because the motives underlying communication are definite and deliberate. For example, Julie yells at her daughter ...