Can You Know Someone From a Test? 1 Can You Really See If You Like Someone From a Test? Christy Fobert COM 200 Instructor Youngs 5/30/2011
Can You Know Someone From a Test? 2 Can someone really take an email, chat session or instant message conversation and really know if the two people are compatible or paying attention? Yes, I do think it is possible after reading the article “Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance”. I was skeptical at first and did not believe what the article was saying until I tried the language style matching myself. I will show how the language style matching can be beneficial to a person who is in conversation with a potential lover or even the person and a business colleague. I will discuss my results, show how the results relate to studies done, and show how it all relates to good interpersonal communication. I can say that I was very skeptical of the language style matching that was discussed in the article “Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance”. I did not believe any test could tell if a relationship was going to last or if a business colleague was paying attention to what you were saying to them by pasting your email or instant message into the language style matching website. I tried it three times before I was not skeptical of this anymore. In the article “Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance” the article discusses how the language style matching works between anyone. The article states, “Conversation partners'
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