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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 9 1 Intimacy and Distance in Relational Communication o Chapter Summary Intimacy in Relationships Self-Disclosure in Relationships Alternatives to Self-Disclosure
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 9 2 Intimacy in Relationships o Dimensions of Intimacy Intimacy Defined State of close union, contact, association, or acquaintance Dimensions of Intimacy Physical Intellectual Emotional Shared Activities
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 9 3 Intimacy in Relationships o Masculine and Feminine Most research does show females are better at maintaining intimate relationships The gender role one adopts proves to be more significant in how a person will react Generalizations do not apply to every person
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 9 4 Intimacy in Relationships o Cultural Influence The notions of public and private behavior have changed Self-disclosure is high especially in North American culture Cultural Impact on Intimacy Individualistic Collectivistic
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 9 5 Intimacy in Relationships o Computer-Mediated CMC can now enhance the level of emotional closeness Intimacy may develop more frequently online Anonymity and freedom of expression Not all online relationships are intimate Some are very impersonal
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 9 6 Intimacy in Relationships o The Limits of Intimacy It is impossible to have a close relationship with everyone At times less intimate relationships can be fulfilling Remember you can have a successful relationship without meeting a high level of intimacy
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