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Bobby Krivitsky CRS 181 Kenneth Johnson Motivation The thread that I found to be the most useful was the motivation thread. The motivation thread defines motivation as the needs and desires that drive or draw us to think, feel, and act as we do. The reason that I found this thread to be the most useful is due to the fact that motivation and how determined one is plays a large role in how effective they are in all aspects of life including communication. “Communication is motivated by our basic social need for affiliation, achievement, and control, as well as our strong desire to reduce our uncertainty and anxiety.” (Griffin 472). As demonstrated through this quote, motivation plays a role in all aspects of life, including the need for communication and why communication exists. How motivated one is to find affiliation, achievement, and control, and how motivated they are to reduce their levels of anxiety and uncertainty will determine how many companions they make, how close they are to each individual companion, and how much control they have in their life. The motivational thread is also able to effectively make connections between multiple theories. The motivational thread is able to successfully form a connection between the
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