Unformatted text preview: personal information because its not comfortable. A. Managing an Impression – Maintaining a positive exterior. If something is embarrassing we won’t reveal it at first. B. Reduce Uncertainty – You don’t know each other well enough. That’s the goal of the first meetings, we try and make predictions about them. V. Levels of Predictions – when we first meet them we try to predict things about them from what they tell us. 1. Cultural – relatively ineffective because we will go with the one we are more familiar with. (like we would feel more comfortable in paris than turkey) 2. Sociological – predict people based on group memberships and social groups. 3. Interpersonal – We know them so well we know how they differ from other groups they belong to. (ex. Knowing what someone would like as a gift)...
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- Spring '07
- Forecasting, Futurology, First Exchange, Communication I. Centrality