3-7 - Relational Control I. Principles of Control...

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Relational Control I. Principles of Control – relationships involve the battle of control. A. Least Interest – The more you care, the stupider you are. B. Alternatives – When you have more alternative you have more power. The more choices you have the more power. C. Resource Control – Whoever controls resources has the power. (ex. The one that is more highly educated in the relationship will have more power) D. Scarcity – When something is scarce we value it. E. Rewards – The person that rewards us has power. You can get sucked in by caring too much. II. Characteristics A. Contracts – deals we make in our relationships…we don’t talk about them. 1. Implicit vs Explicit – Implicit – never talk about…assumed. Will get relationships in trouble. Explicit – contracts that we’ve discussed. The more explicit you are, the more the relationship will last. Clarify expectations. 2. Relational Expectations
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