Unformatted text preview: FRONTSTAGE what BACKSTAGE – our private self – involves
those we are intimate with, they see this
part of the self. THE FRAME
THE All interpersonal
place in a context,
environment, or set of
helps one understand
how to process, or
work through, an
communication. The frame governs the nature of
the communication RITUALS
RITUALS Rituals are repeated
actions that are not
individual but instead
are repeated within a
pattern that guide
your life in everyday
and overlooked ways.
and Help us to know how
to engage each other
in Rituals rely on predictability
Rituals Rituals, like framing, govern much of our
communication as well.
communication “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee.” “No soup for you.” “I’m not going to ask you again – clean up
your room. You know you’re supposed to
do this everyday.”
A theory that shows us how are
relational lives are always in flux and
always subject to contradictory
impulses. Dialectic means tensions between
two opposing forces.
Baxter and Montgomery identified three
primary dialectics in relationships.
1. People want to be connected, but want
to retain individuality.
2. Partners want predictability, but also
3. Sharing intimate details about yourself v.
keeping private other details about
yourself. How much do you disclose?
yourself. The I - IT and I -THOU
Martin Buber’s theory that
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- Spring '10
- Geography, Interpersonal relationship, Martin Buber