CMST 312 Aug 30 - o Outer layers more superficial...

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About-face.org** Presenting Yourself; The Relational Self Best Face Forward o Face: The public “self” o Mask: public self designed to hide private self o Embarrassment: losing face How to correct: Acknowledge what happened and take responsibility Presenting Yourself Online o Benefit: CONTROL over information o Drawback: easier to MISREPRESENT yourself Warranting Value: level of trustworthiness of someone’s online self- description determined by whether or not it can be verified by others. Improve Online self-presentation: Screen name, Good Choices, What others post, Google Yourself, Submit online presentation to the interview test (would I be ok with someone knowing this information in an interview) Revealing the Self to Others o Self penetration theory: we reveal ourselves in layers
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Unformatted text preview: o Outer layers: more superficial, impersonal information. o Inner layers: more personal aspect of layers • Johari Window 1. Open/free area- Things that everyone sees 2. Blind Area- Things that other people see but you don’t 3. Hidden Area- Things that you know about yourself but you don’t share 4. Unknown Area- Things that you nor the other people know about o Some areas can be of greater size than others o Hidden area usually remains fairly constant • Self-Disclosure o Self-disclosure: Revealing private information about yourself to others. o Tends to vary from culture to culture. o More disclosure in ONLINE conversations! o Disclosure=promotes mental health and relieves stress....
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