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Perception Checking

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Tammy Hoff

on 17 June 2013

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Transcript of Perception Checking

Steps to Perception Checking
Step 3: Ask whether the interpretation was correct

Situation: "Or was it something else?"
Perception Checking
What is Perception?
Direct Perception Checking
Direct interaction with the party involved by simply asking the other person if your perception of said situation is accurate. This part involves three elements.
Perception Checking?
The clarifying of a nonverbal cues by stating what behavior was observed and giving possible interpretations.

Situation: A colleague you have worked with for years has since stopped asking you to collaborate on work projects. The last time you worked together, you unintentionally lost the data you both had spent a week collecting. You're not sure if she is angry with you.
More involves listening and observing to seek additional information to help the situation at hand.
Indirect Perception Checking
Steps to Perception Checking
Steps to Perception Checking
A process in which people commonly attend to select, organize, interpret, and remember stimulating phenomena.
Step 1: Acknowledge the behavior you've witnessed
Step 2: Interpreting the behavior
"I see that you haven't asked me to collaborate any work projects lately. Are you mad at me because of what happened last time? Or is it something else?"
You see that every time you pass your colleague she tends to frown in your presence or always finds something to do when you try communicating with her.
Situation: "I see that you haven't asked me to collaborate on any work projects today."
Situation: "Are you mad at me because of what happened last time?"
Example 2:
I walked into my home last week and I noticed my wife was very concerned about something. I could tell by her facial expression. I didn't know what was wrong. But instead of confronting her first, I did my daily duties until it was the right time to ask her. Later I eventually came out and asked, "I noticed the angry look on your face as I walked through the front door earlier. What's wrong?" She looked at me and said, "Well I was wondering when you were going to ask me this question." She went on to explain that she thought I was spending too much time away from her and she wanted to spend more time with me as a couple.
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