Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills help us manage interpersonal conflicts, build new relationships, and strengthen current ones.
In DBT, there are three sets of interpersonal effectiveness skills:
Obtaining Objectives involves getting what we want from other people without damaging relationships, while maintaining our self-respect.
Building Relationships and Ending Destructive Ones involves finding friends and getting them to like us, maintaining relationships, and how to end destructive relationships
Walking the Middle Path involves balancing acceptance and change in relationships.
Although not technically DBT interpersonal skills, I’ll also be including my videos about relationships in this section: