This type of communication is characterized by face to face communication between two individuals. It is conversation or dialogue between two persons without the use of any machine, such as, telephone.
Thus, words and gestures are used for communication. It is more personal, direct and intimate compared to the other types of communication in its most basic sense. It is also called one-to-one communication.
This type of communication is the most dynamic, flexible and most interactional in nature. There can be maximum exchange of ideas, feelings, needs and goals. This can be a very casual communication at a coffee shop or serious or formal discussion between two individuals in an office or outside.
Intra personal communication refers to dialogue taking place within one’s own self or an internal communication. It is an individual’s ability to think, feel and use language for understanding and expressing ideas.