In a general sense communion is the sharing of thoughts or feelings with another person or group of people. Communion is also a concept in social psychology. Along with agency, communion is considered a component of social perceptions and the processing of social information. Agency is the degree which an individual has control over their life and their own decisions and is the personality area related to the pursuing of goals and advancement. Characteristics of communion are involved in the formation and maintenance of social connections. Communion is also related to components of morality, warmth, nurturance, sociability, and group perception.