Chapter 3 - WHO "I ARE YOU? am." Why Is the SELF important...

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WHO ARE YOU?  “I am………”
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Why Is the SELF important to Interpersonal Communication? Assumption: An individual’s self   influences How one communicates With whom one communicates How one interprets messages 
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Self-concept, def. Consists of your feelings and thoughts  about your strengths and weaknesses,  your abilities and limitations, and your  aspirations How you view yourself.  Tends to get  confused with personality traits.
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Sources of information about the self I) Significant Others (Reflected  Appraisals, Definers) The people and circumstances around  me do not MAKE me what I am, they  REVEAL who I am  . (Dr. Laura  Schlessinger)
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II) Social Comparison. III) Self-reflexive acts
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Social  comparisons Self-reflexive acts Others’ image self-concept
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How much do you like yourself?? How valuable a person do you think you 
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course SPCM 1500 taught by Professor Emmelhainz during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Chapter 3 - WHO "I ARE YOU? am." Why Is the SELF important...

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