Interpersonal Communication

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1 Interpersonal Communication Bethany Fargher COM200: Interpersonal Communication Instructor: Jacey Saucedo June 27, 2011
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2 Dear Phyllis and Mike, In this class we have learned so many things. I’m just going to talk about some of them here today. Recognize how words have the power to create and affect attitudes, behavior, and perception. Understand how perceptions, emotions, and nonverbal expression affect interpersonal relationships. Understand the impact of gender and culture on interpersonal communications. Evaluate appropriate levels of self-disclosure in relationships. Describe strategies for managing interpersonal conflicts. These five things have caught my eye in so many ways. Recognizing how words have the power to create and affect attitudes, behavior, and perception. Words say allot even if you don’t mean them to. Some things said may affect many aspects in a person. If I were to say shut up! That can be taking many ways. It really depends on how you personally say the word, if said in a laughing voice then you may not affect the other person in a harmful way. Points being think before you speak always. This will help you in so many ways you will help with controlling your actions and what is being said and not hurting anyone with what was said. Other examples would be like saying I’m tired. One could think you are ready to go to bed others may think it is a cue for something else. To really know for fact of what you mean you should say I’m tired! I’m going to go to bed. That way they know actually what you mean. One's self-concept affects one's perception, attitude and behavior, which can be demonstrated during the process of interpersonal communication. Aspects of one's life influence
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3 their self-concept, which not only affect how people perceive them but how they perceive themselves. Such things are gender, motivational level and psychological type. It is widely known that in order to communicate with others one must first understand oneself. This is self- concept, and affects the way one communicates. In the process of communication, self- knowledge and the way one feel about oneself is revealed to others, and affects how others react to them. Consequently, the perceptions one believes others have of them affect how they receive their communication, which influences their response. In order to understand how one perceives situations and how they can determine the way one communicates; we first must understand the value of self-concept. Self is easily defined; it is one's beliefs, attitudes, feelings and values. It is who one is and what one stands for. Self-concept is a relevantly stable set of perceptions and emotional states. It is the way one sees and understands oneself, and contributes to how one perceives oneself and perceives situations. One's self-concept may alter their perception, and either enhance or impede one's communication effectiveness. The way one sees oneself can influence the way they see their social surroundings. Understand how perceptions, emotions, and nonverbal expression affect interpersonal
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