- Interpersonal impedence
- Refers to the sense of difficulty one feels when trying to get along with another.
Two people that get along perfectly are said to have a low interpersonal impedence. My sister and I can sit in the same room and within minutes be laughing and making jokes that we both find funny.
My inlaw and I, however, have a very high interpersonal impedence. His jokes don’t seem funny to me, and vice versa.
High interpersonal impedence: no matter how hard we try to spend time together, we just can’t get along.