Interpersonal Relationships

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Self- concept and self-perception 1 Self- concept and self-perception Jerald Brooks Professor: B. Nicole Matts Interpersonal Communication March, 26 2010
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Self- concept and self-perception 2 Introduction When demonstrating good communication skills a person must accept who they are. When accepting oneself a person can grow together with their partners. Of course having good communications within the relationship will allow a person to open up more to their partner. Within opening up towards a partner the relationship can expand more and more frequently. Being open within the relationship will allow more emotional understanding without the harsh power of words. Words of power Words are like power upon humanity many in which are hurtful, or maybe insightful. The way many words can change the way humanity think is by how big, or small the thorn is. As a rose that has a thorn that hurts someone when it is touched. Words have some sort of the same affect, when a painful remark is made a person feels as if their bleeding from the inside. This is called, “verbal violence.” “Words can be weapons, and they can kill love just as surely as guns and knives can mortally wound the body” (Shinder, 1997). The boundaries within the words we use can just as easy affect the behaviors of our loved ones. When someone say a thorn throbbing statement towards either a wife, or husband it can affect the marriage. Words are hurtful which can cause misleading actions between loved ones. In many cases this is called “criticism”, “Criticism is unremitting when it occurs over and over, and/or goes on for an extended length of time” (Shinder, 1997). When a person grows up around thorns of words it can alter their attitude, behavior, and perceptions. It really does not matter if the person is seen as good. When growing up within a hurtful and unreliable situation it can hurt their future perception. A repeated offence on thorns
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Self- concept and self-perception 3 can take its effect within a person’s behavior. Many people tend to grow up believing what they hear on a daily basis. Having to believe what a person hears is what affects their attitude. Many tend to keep the anger built up especially without any way of release. This is where the affect of the behavior comes in. With the anger built up from the thorns that are thrown at an individual can cause un-wanted tasks. Having so much doubt within oneself from these thorns can alter the person’s perception. They believe what they hear is true; nothing else will change this fact. Many people try to break free from the thorns, and then they get dragged down by family and friends. Active, critical, and empathic listening Active listening requires a mutual understanding. With this type of listening a person would respond to their partner, or friend’s remarks. When focusing on a person it can sometimes be easy to get distracted. Active listening is like a part of “selective hearing”. “When people are engaged in a conflict, they are often busy formulating a response to what is being said. They
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