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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 8 1 Communication and Relational Dynamics o Chapter Summary Why We Form Relationships Relational Development and Maintenance Communication About Relationships Metacommunication
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 8 2 Why We Form Relationships o Relationships Appearance Especially important in the early stages of the relationship The physically attractive are more likely to be seen as desirable Similarity We like people who are similar to us Friends with equally low levels of communication skill are just as satisfied as those with high levels Attraction is greatest when people are similar in a high percentage of important areas
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 8 3 Why We Form Relationships o Relationships Complementarily Differences strengthen a relationship when they’re complementarily Partners decide who will control which area Reciprocal Attraction We like people who like us. . .most of the time People who approve of us bolster our self-esteem
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 8 4 Why We Form Relationships o Relationships Competence We like to be around talented people Those who are too competent intimidate us The best way to gain the liking of others is to be good at what you do and admit your mistakes Disclosure Revealing information about yourself can help build liking When people share private information it’s a sign of respect The key to satisfying self-disclosure is reciprocity
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Looking Out , Looking In 12 th Edition Chapter 8 5 Why We Form Relationships o Relationships Proximity We develop relationships with those who we share space with In many cases proximity leads to liking On the other side, familiarity can also breed contempt Rewards Social Exchange Theory We often seek out people who can give us rewards that are
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