Intersubjectivity

Intersubjectivity recognizes that meaning is based on one’s position of reference and is socially mediated through interaction. It refers to shared understanding. ¬†Intersubjectivity between people if they agree on a given set of meanings or definition of the situation. It is used to refer the “common-sense,” shared meanings constructed by people in their interactions with each other and used as an everyday resource to interpret the meaning of elements of social and cultural life. It emphasizes that shared cognition and consensus is essential in the shaping of our ideas and relations. Intersubjectivity is today an important concept in modern schools of psychotherapy, where it has found application to the theory of the interrelations between analyst and analysand.