1.4. ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF COMMUNICATION. Mailhiot Bernard (1976) cites the following components of human communication: 1. the issuer: takes the initiative of communication and must be able to transmit a message in terms that are understandable by the other. 2.
The receiver: it is the one to whom the message is directed, it is picked up as it is psychologically adjusted with the issuer. The receiver will be influenced by their perceptions, motivations and personal impressions. 3. The message: constitutes the content of the communication, the message can communicate information or affection. 4.
Code: consisting of the set of symbols to communicate a message with respect to the receiver. The most common code is oral and written language. 5. Putting into relief and camouflage: sets of decisions that the issuer must take before entering in communication, in terms of the content of the message and when the code used. 1.5 LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION. All communication implies a commitment which defines the relationship. A communication not only transmitting information but that imposes conduct, according to Bateson, (in Napier, 1975) these two operations of communication are known as: the referential and conativos aspects of the communication. The referential aspect of a message It transmits information. It is the content of the message, it can refer to anything that is communicable, regardless of whether the content is or not valid, true or false. Conation appearance refers to that type of message must be understood that it is, and so it has to do with the relationship between the communicating. This relational aspect of communication is identical to the concept of Metacommunication already defined. These aspects complement each other in each message. 1.6 FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE COMMUNICATION. 1.6.1 The group size there is no exact figure about the size of the group. The usefulness of appointing a given number lies in that size is a limiting condition of the quality and quantity of communication.