2. something of a personal or private nature
- the intimacy of old friends
- the intimacy of their relationship
- He felt he achieved a certain intimacy with her.
- The band liked the intimacy of the nightclub.
Can real, lasting intimacy occur without communication?
Fortunately, ideally, today's radio listener still consumes your content in a "one to one" mode, buying into the obvious illusion that the radio personality is using technology to share only to him or her.
The most effective broadcaster talks to one person, knowing that the content is being perceived one person at a time.
Tools which can make the magic happen:
Keep it fresh. Stagnation in a relationship kills intimacy.
Two people exchange thoughts, share ideas and enjoy similarities and differences between their opinions. If they can do this in an open and comfortable way, then can become quite intimate in an intellectual area.Get involved in mutual activities with one another.
Comfortably share feelings.
Empathize with the feelings of the other person, really try to understand.
To overcome the barriers:
- Give it time.
- Be aware of yourself and your needs.
- Don't be shy. Showing vulnerability and weakness takes courage.
- Game Playing. Intimacy can develop only when two people are being authentic in a significant way with another person. The radio equivalent of this is talking like an announcer, using formal language, the Royal "we" and "us."
As Mark Ramsey said after hearing Howard Stern interview Rachael Maddow earlier this year: "That’s not just a voice in your ear, after all. It’s a voice you have a relationship with. With TV you’re always aware of the glass rectangle separating you from that character in his or her sterile studio. But when you listen to the radio, it’s just you and that voice in your ears. You and your friend. This intimacy has tremendous value. And it happens not because of the right mix of songs, for hits are commodities. It happens not because of production value or messaging. It happens not because of contests and bits. It happens not because of more music or fewer commercials. It happens not because of personalization or interactivity. It happens because that voice belongs to someone who matters to you."