Interpersonal Relationship Essay

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Unit 1 Critical Thinking Questions (100 Points) Due date is end of session
These questions could be an extra credit to supplement inadequate performance in unit exams or a stand-alone credit in place of the unit exam. Please write as much as you want, and submit to the assignment page.
1. Think of some recent interpersonal communication exchanges you’ve had. Which communication model best captures the nature of each exchange? Analyze each exchange, identifying the components of communication discussed in this section of the chapter. Was feedback an important component? Were you and your partner experiencing the communication simultaneously? What was the context? What were sources of internal and external noise? Did you or your partner
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Why do you think the perceptions differed? Did knowing the other person’s perception change your behavior and/or your own perceptions, or not? Explain. (read Ch 2)
Answer
I had a conversation with my friend from school about my upcoming situation that made me very anxious, such as working on a focus group for the Regional environmental council. I told her about how I was feeling nervous because the focus group involves a large amount of people. I also told her about how I visualize a positive image of myself in front of all these people. I know that I will pull it off inspite of my nervousness and deliver a life changing message. Visualization is techniques of imaging that you are performing a particular task in a certain way; positive visualization can enhance self-esteem (page 47). My self-concept and self-esteem played a straight impact on our interactions with each other by responding to and interpreting her messages in the communications style I developed and employed. At the same time, my friend had a central impact on my self-understanding. Being aware of how my concept of self ("I") differs from the perceptions she had. Being other-oriented is being mindful of others' influence on you and your self-concept, as well as being sensitive to the thoughts and feelings