The most important point in the ARC Triangle. Communication is the back and forth flow of ideas or objects between two people. An idea can be made up of words, a gesture, an email, a text, etc, as long as it comes from someone and is received by someone else. If a person sends a letter, but it is never received be anyone, then it is not a communication. If someone shares an idea, but the person they are talking to is distracted and doesn’t hear them, then communication has not occurred.
Communication can also occur between a person and an object. Think of how you are aware of the world around you. We all communicate with objects all the time, whether it’s hearing wind rustle through tree leaves, feeling the heat of the sun on your face, or smelling a pizza in the oven. We communicate with our work tools, our vehicles, our smartphones, and many, many other things every day. You can learn a little more about this by reading Chapter 6 in Problems of Work. For even more info, you can read L Ron Hubbard’s in depth book on communication, Dianetics 55!« Back to Definitions