What is Interpersonal Well-Being?

“Interpersonal Wellness involves cultivating relationships and a social support network made up of friends, family, and colleagues. This aspect of your well-being focuses on whether your relationships (whether professional, social, familial or romantic) are positive, supportive, nurturing and healthy. Interpersonal wellness supports the development of fulfilling connections with others and emotional resilience in challenging times.”

Johns Hopkins University Health Services

Maintaining good interpersonal wellness is a key aspect to overall well-being. And by implementing healthy interpersonal skills, you can reduce stress levels, help to resolve conflicts and improve communication among your colleagues, peers and family.

What are some examples of interpersonal skills?

  • Using assertiveness: Learn how to express yourself and your rights without violating others’ rights.
  • Employing conflict resolution: These help you resolve differences so that you may continue a relationship effectively.
  • Knowing anger management: Recognizing and expressing anger appropriately in order to achieve goals, handle emergencies, solve problems—all of which protects our health.

Harnessing good interpersonal health is a game-changer. Typical results include attaining sky-high self-confidence, having a positive attitude, and being a dependable team player—all of which mean you are in the driver’s seat of your interpersonal well-being.