Successful maintenance of interpersonal interaction depends to a large extent on the ability of the participants to build and develop rapport. To achieve this, the communication participant performing the role of the speaker may use other-enhancement strategies, aimed at concentration on the listener and his/her involvement in interaction. Such strategies include pre-messages, narrative insertions, and questions for keeping the conversation going.
Interpersonal communication affects interpersonal relationships dynamics while predominantly being geared to non-conflict interaction. The present paper is aimed at analyzing the interlocutors’ communicative orientation towards a “comfortable” encounter in the psycho- and socio-linguistic framework. Examination of the strategy of communicative convergence is important for providing a better understanding of the interpersonal communication efficiency.