self disclosure2 - Other factor influencing self-disclosure...

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Other factor influencing self-disclosure • Individual traits
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Alternatives to Self Disclosure • A. Silence • B. Equivocation • C. Hinting • D. Lying
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• Silence: keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself • Lying – . Lie is a deliberate attempt to hide or misrepresent the truth. – Extensive use of lying: a sign of relational distress
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REASONS FOR LYING White Lie- is defined (at least by the teller) as unmalicious, or even helpful to the person to whom it is told Reasons for Lying 1. To save face 2. To avoid tension/conflict 3. To guide social interaction 4. To expand or reduce relationships 5 Effects To gain power Effects of Lies -What are the consequences of discovering that you’ve been lied to? power
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equivocation Equivocal language- Ambiguous language that has two or more equally plausible meanings. The value of equivocation: •It spares the receiver from embarrassment. •It can save face for both the sender and
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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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