Management: Psychology and Interpersonal Perceptions Essay

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“How does intrapersonal and interpersonal perception (understanding yourself and other people) contribute to individual success both at university and later at work?

Self awareness  leads to self control  leads to self motivation and self regulated learning  leads to success. This success can only come from perceiving people and experiences positively/building positive interpersonal perceptions of people and building holistic and informed intrapersonal perceptions so they don’t act as barriers and hinder success

This thesis will view intrapersonal and interpersonal perceptions of emotion as a function social power and assertion, becoming key factors in gauging individual success at both university and later at work.

The key to success is positive emotional responses

the more open and positively you perceive new people and experiences, the more likely you are to grasp opportunities and excel discuss interpersonal perceptions of both PEOPLE and SITUATIONS

Coordination Success and Interpersonal Perceptions: Matching Versus Mismatching, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
In 4 person teams, a frequently matching partner was viewed more favorably (smarter, more similar to self, and more liked) than were other teammates, even when mismatching increased payoffs (Experiment 3).
“coordination of actions is a fundamental process in social life”
RESEARCH SOCIAL EXCHANGE THEORY games that specify payoffs for different interdependencies (Camerer, 2003). Games that have been studied extensively in social psychology fall under the rubric of social dilemma games, which involve an inherent conflict between individual and collective interests;
In game theory, interdependent decision situations are analyzed by developing solution concepts that describe how rational players, who assume that the other players are also rational, arrive at a decision  “idea of assumed similarity (a perception shortcut)” “have to be careful in order to maintain good relationships at uni and work”  self awareness
In game theory, a Nash equilibrium refers to a state in which no individual has an incentive to deviate from his or her current position (strategy), given the choices of the other players.
If one individual knows what the other party or parties did or will do, coordination problems would be easy to solve. The problem arises because the actors often do not know in time what the other parties are doing (as in the rush hour example) or because parties do not communicate, because they lack opportunity or think it is unnecessary.  emotional intelligence is crucial in creating meaningful interpersonal relationships with others, instead of “assuming what others will do”
While “matching” is important, it shouldn’t hinder intrapersonal perceptions  because these are what stimulate creativity and self-motivation (they should hence be nurtured)

we suggest that successful coordination by matching leads to a sense of social unity and interpersonal liking, whereas successful coordination by mismatching does not.

Matching can define a dimension of social commonality

In a coordination problem that requires matching, not only may choosing the same action create social unity and similarity, coordinating successfully may enhance the sense of social unity and perceived similarity. We further propose that social unity and perceived similarity enhance interpersonal liking.  people should be self aware and emotionally sensitive to the expectations of others so as to match their actions and create relationships based on similarity  “successful matching leads to interpersonal liking”

Intrapersonal – there should be no cognitive dissonance  you should build relationships with people who you share similar opinions and cultural/philosophical standings with to prevent feeling cognitive dissonance towards something they may want you to do  hinders sense of security  leads to inability to thrive in