In this way, the individual develops identity or persona as a function of interaction with others, through an exchange of information that allows for more specific definitions of identity and behavior.
Interaction is viewed as a "performance," shaped by environment and audience, constructed to provide others with "impressions" that are consonant with the desired goals of the actor (17).
Interpersonal skills are vital when trying to develop a relationship with another person.
The scientific study of relationships evolved during the 1990s and came to be referred to as 'relationship science', Human beings are innately social and are shaped by their experiences with others.
If the reward for an interaction exceeds the punishment, then the interaction is likely to occur or continue.
According to this theory, the formula for predicting the behavior for any individual in any situation is: Behavior (profits) = Rewards of interaction – costs of interaction.