Facework_Nov+9 - Maintenance of Face Face is the public...

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Maintenance of Face Face is the public expression of one’s inner self Favorable social impression Involves claim for respect and dignity Three characteristics Face is social; only created in relational contexts Face is a positive impression as held by others
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Face Needs: Maintenance of Face Three types of face needs Face-need for control: Need for others to acknowledge their autonomy and self sufficiency Face-need for approval: Desire to be seen as being honest, respectable, morally upright Desire to be treated with respect and dignity Face-need for admiration: Need for others to acknowledge their capabilities, success,
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Facework: Maintenance of Face Facework: Actions to deal with the face- needs of oneself and others Requests, warnings, compliments, criticisms, apologies, and even praise, may be face threatening Potential threat to face depends upon three relationship characteristics Control dimension, or the status difference Affiliation dimension, or social distance
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Facework_Nov+9 - Maintenance of Face Face is the public...

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