For one-term freshman/sophomore-level courses in Human Relations, Interpersonal Relations, or Relationships. This text helps students learn to take responsibility for themselves, make wiser choices, improve their relationships, appreciate all kinds of diversity, and live happier, fulfilling, and productive lives. In writing Person to Person 5.e, Sharon Hanna, Doug Radtke, and Rose Suggett sought to delve into a skill too often glossed over or taken for granted in all our lives: building positive relationships is not an accident; each one requires understanding and effort. Because the self is the foundation of all relationships, one of the goals of this text is self-discovery and self-satisfaction, with an emphasis on heightened self-esteem, and the ability to make wise choices regarding emotional and physical health. Because through interpersonal communication human beings interact and relate to one another, it is essential to learn how to communicate in a positive way; the overriding goal of the second section of this text. Learning about oneself and developing effective communication skills will help build positive relationships. The last section of this book teaches about various interactions and all kinds of relationships. Career, love, couple relationships, marriage, and family are given special emphasis. Today the workplace demands interpersonal and communication skills. This book can assist its readers in all walks of life and can help them live positively in a world of diversity.Hanna, Sharon is the author of 'Person to Person Positive Relationships Don't Just Happen', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132288149 and ISBN 0132288141.