Week 2 Assigned Qestions - Bridget M Degnan Week 2 Assigned Questions Chapter 4 Page 165 Questions for Discussion#3 Verbal behaviors that cause people

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Bridget M. Degnan Week 2 Assigned Questions Chapter 4 - Page 165 Questions for Discussion – #3: Verbal behaviors that cause people to become defensive: Evaluative = judgmental Control - oriented = control another Strategic = someone has something sneaky in mind Neutral = appear unconcerned Superior = better in ability, position, morality. power, etc Dogmatic = I’m right everyone else is wrong Why do they cause people to react in that way? These behaviors cause people to become defensive because our wellbeing or safety. We feel the attack is coming. Fear of rejection or undesirable event will occur. It’s to safeguard yourself because you do not feel safe. This is especially true with people in high power situations and an unequal person underneath them. Exercise - #1 List some “fighting words” that mean different things to different people. 1. Does that make sense? 2. Just 3. Actually 4. A few minutes of your time 5. Kind of / Almost 6. Undermining qualifiers In what situations should such words become acceptable?
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