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Understanding Interpersonal Relationships

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Adriel Calunsag

on 12 November 2013

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Understanding Interpersonal Relationships
Self-Disclosure Basics
Characteristics of Interpersonal communication
what makes communication inerpersonal?
Intimacy in Interpersonal Relationships
Relationship Kings
Male and Female Intimacy Styles
through emotional disclosure,
while men initially
show intimacy through doing

things together

woman initially show intimacy
Why we form relationships
What do we look for in other people?

Why do some people stand out to us right away and others don't?

Content and relational messages
Chapter 7
Similarities and Complimentary differences
People that have a lot in common are more strongly attracted to each other.

"Opposites attract" only differences compliment each other; both parties need to benefit from the differences
Competence and Rewards
We want to be around people that will "rub off" on us but don't make us look bad

Social Exchange Theory

Rewards - Costs = Outcome
Reciprocal Attraction and Appearance
We like people that like us because it raises our self-esteem
Disclosure and proximity
Self-disclosure suggests liking and trust.

Proximity suggests things in common.
Communication over the Relational Life Span
Reasons for Self-Disclosure
Maintenance and enhancement of existing relationships
Making a good impression
Johari Window
Every thing about you

What is a relationship?

Why are some relationships better than other?
Dialectical Perspective
Interpersonal communication in mediated realationships
-known as
qualitatively interpersonal communication
-more about the quality of the conversation and how the people ineract.
-not quality of people.
-people dont usually have the energy to be personal with everyone.

Effective Self- Disclosure
-known as
contextually interpersonal communication
-number of people talking
-can sometimes be an inacurate way of considering what kind of conv. it is.

-simply put its communication through electronics.

-contextually interpersonal
-differences between face to face and mediate seem to be disapearing.
- sometimes people are more open over mediate communication.
-not as interpersonal because less quality(not face to face)
-more you have mediate communication the less you want to see each other.(based of survey)
-tend to make people depressed and lonely.
-cheap ,quick, and easy so worthless compared to face to face communication which leaves memorize that can last forever.

Cultural Backround
Self Disclose Rate
Level Of Disclosure
-just everyday talking like telling someone something.
-telling emotions of how you feel. in one or more dimensions.
: how much you like someone
: how much you admire someone.
: how much you are attreacted and intersted to communicate with someone.
-struggles arise when people disagree on how contol should be distributed

-communication about communication.
-usually in relationships: great for solving problems, asking other person what they wanna do(example of a date.)
-clearifying communication, like perception checking.(something like just kidding)
- can also be used for reinforcing the good.

Self Disclosure Limited
Depends on Criteria


Alternatives to Self - Disclosure
Who in here have lied before?
Connection vs. Autonomy
Predictability vs. Novelty
White Lies (misdemeanor) VS Betrayal (felonies)
Option 1
Misleading - True Message
Option 2
Misleading - False Message
Clear - True Message
Option 4
Clear - False Message
Understanding interpersonal relationships allows us to know what factors come into play when we choose our relationships and how it can affect us overtime.
"It was really different from the other presenters!"
" That was one of the best. The teacher should give you an A."
" I didn't like it. you need to work on relating to the audience and timing."
" What a nice presentation. I love it."
Desired response
Helpful Hints

To what extent do we have control over who our friends are?
Why would someone be more comfortable self disclosing in a group or dyadic setting?
Two Peoples Johari Window
Person A Person B
1. Is the person important to you?
2. Is it worth the risk?
3. Is the type and the amount appropriate?
4. Is it relevant to the issue?
5. Is it reciprocated?
6. Will the result be edifying?
7. Is self-disclosure clear and comprehensive?
Social Penetration Model
How does culture affect intimacy?
What are some different types of intimacy?
Levels of Connection and Autonomy
Hold me tight
Put me down
Leave me alone
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