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Self-Disclosure Self disclosure – reviewing things that are private. When you have a deep relationship, things that you aren’t comfortable talking with in front of other strangers. I. Functions A. Expressive – We need someone to talk to, even if the person doesn’t help. B. Impression Management – To manage a good impression. Or to get someone to do something for you. Some disclose to manipulate (ex. “all my friends are doing it”) Tell someone something to look good. C. Clarification – Some people will talk aloud/disclose to figure out how you feel D. Relationship Development – Have to talk/reveal feelings, emotions to your partner. E. Information-giving – Talking to your doctor because they need to know. F. Seeking Validation – Thinking you are weird. G. Seeking Advice – We want the other person here to give us advice. This one requires us to really talk. Some people don’t want advice, just a person to listen. II. Judging Disclosure – we try and make sense of what/why they are telling us A. Intentionality – unintentional disclosure is more trusted than intentional disclosures. B. Honesty –
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