Chickering identifies three types of competence that college students develop, including intellectual, manual skills, and interpersonal competences. Intellectual competence specifically refers to the ability to understand,. The fourth vector is the development of mature interpersonal relationships. Chickerings theory focuses primarily on identity development. In vector four developing mature interpersonal relationships chickering states, developing mature relationships involves tolerance and appreciation of differences, and capacity for intimacy. Tolerance can be seen in both an intercultural and an interpersonal context. Septemberoctober 2005 vol 46 no 5 461 a longitudinal study of chickering and reissers vectors exploring gender differences and implications for refining the theory john d. Developing mature interpersonal relationships consists of two qualities or characteristics a capacity for intimacy and an appreciation of others differences. Third edition (lopez, pedrotti, snyder) positive psychology chapter 13 study guide by kristenleong8 includes 17 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. In chickerings updated theory, much more emphasis is place on interdependence 1 3. In this vector, individuals learn to appreciate and understand others. The seven vectors an overview by arthur chickering lasting personality changes may not occur in a blinding flash. As dylan thomas said, light breaks where no sun shines dawn breaks behind the eyes light breaks on secret lots on tips of thought while some epiphanies are dramatic and sudden, most occur gradually and incrementally. Interpersonal relations the concept of interpersonal relationships involves social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. Such persons may interact overtly, covertly, face-to-face or may remain effectively unknown to each other. Over 90 of all failed relationships result from a lack of honest communication and awareness.