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SHORT ANSWERS 3. Explain Mead’s theories regarding relationship of self to others and the “I” to “me” and give examples relevant to org. comm: -As humans we establish both a sense of self that is apart from the outside world (an identity) and also another sense of self that is a part of the outside world (membership in a community). Our very selves can be understood as a result of the balance between (social) constraints and (individual) creativity. Our self-concept is formed in part from the social relationships we have with others and from others’ responses to what we say and do. The self consists of two interrelated “stories”- the story of “I”, or the creative, relatively unpredictable part of a person that is usually kept private and the story of “me,” or the socially constrained, relatively consistent part of a person that is more openly shared with others. The “I” is impulsive, whereas the “me” strives to fit into society’s rules and norms. The creative aspect of the self (the “I”) desires meaningful action with others. The constraining aspect of the self (the “me”) guides this action by anticipating responses and applying social rules of behavior. An example of this would be when you are at an organizational meeting and you have to incorporate both what others say and take in their ideas while also expressing what you believe but doing so in a
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course COMM 325 taught by Professor O'grady during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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