WK2DQ1 - ever; I don’t like them! Taking their opinion...

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Post a 150- to 300-word response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply: Take the self-test on page 47 prior to answering the following questions: 11- perspective taking level 19- empathetic concern level Is it difficult to see and feel significant personal issues from the perspective of another? Explain your answer. After taking the self-test, how open are you to viewing the world from a perspective opposite of your own? How can your ability to see another's perspective affect the way you form impressions about others? I often find it extremely difficult to see something from another perspective once I have formulated my own. In my mind, examining and considering how someone else feels about something I myself have feelings about, is kind of negating my own thoughts. For instance I HATE tomatoes, I don’t care if someone else thinks they are the best thing
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Unformatted text preview: ever; I don’t like them! Taking their opinion into account and eating them anyway because they thought they were good is pushing my own feelings to the side. I have a tough time being told my thoughts or feelings about something are “wrong”. However, if I gain a new perspective on something on my own (without the ‘help’ of another) then I am open-minded to the change. I feel the need to say that I do not form opinions on things without proper research. For instance I don’t just ‘think’ I hate tomatoes, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt. I have tried them more than once and in various forms. Therefore, I am certain that RAW tomatoes are the nastiest things I have ever tasted. I am open to listening to various opinions before making a decision. However, if I have a decision in my mind it is very rarely changed....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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