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April 17, 2008 Communication class notes Stranger danger -If we took anxiety and uncertainty away there would still be some danger in the world -past experience carries on in future interactions -the need to connect is enough to overcome anxiety and uncertainty -state of mind affects our anxiety and uncertainty -more aware of where you are and who people are around you if you’re more hyper aware of nonverbal actions -when you’re doing anything for the first time, you have a heightened state of mind… therefore you’re more anxious\ How mindful we are of our own actions Unconscious incompetence: unaware that you’re misinterpreting a stranger’s behavior Walking into a subculture of how they communicate Behaving like you think you should behave and are actually causing complete chaos Higher anxiety on both or either side leads to less productive communication Conscious incompetence Know youre doing something wrong, and you keep on doing it When it comes to interacting with individuals we step outside the line on
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Unformatted text preview: purpose to stand out Deals with a lot of acting… not natural Conscious competence Figuring out what the right language is and using it Little things that we do that allow us to negotiate out Unconscious competence Don't know what you’re doing right, but it seems to be working… Most dangerous type of communication… become too comfortable with new strangers Based on every experience we’ve had in the past, what is the best step for me to take NEXT? Face negotiation theory Individualistic vs. collectivistic cultures Asian cultures Face saving Other over self Individualistic cultures Self over others What is face: what other people want from us and how they will interpret what we do towards them Americans are very ‘I’ oriented This is what adds to the image Americans have overseas Preplanning process to save face for the others Public shame is the ultimate offense in a collective culture...
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  • Spring '08
  • chesner
  • Skill, Four stages of competence, notes Stranger danger, communication Conscious incompetence, chaos Higher anxiety

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