How Does Language: Allow Self Reflection? Organize Perceptions? Allow Hypothetical Thought? Explain the Connection Between Language and Perception. Use a Specific Example to Illustrate This Connection.

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We use language to reflect upon ourselves and what we want others to think of us. Language allows self-reflection in this way. It helps us gain an understanding of who we are as individuals and as leaders. It allows us to analyze and/or monitor our communications. In order for us to be truly effective at leading others, we have to be effective at leading ourselves. If we are not able to really know ourselves, we are only being deluded into thinking that we can lead ourselves. Self-reflection also lets is identify and own our traits, both our personality and our leadership traits. Self-reflection lets us monitor our communication and adjusts it to be effective; it also allows us to recognize our core values, not only by naming what we…show more content…
Broad concepts are being used to transcend specific, concrete activities and to enter the world of conceptual thought and ideas. Due to us thinking abstractly we do not have to consider every specific object and experience individually; we are thinking in general terms instead. We also have a language that can stereotype. Our human capacity enables us to abstract distort thinking by generalizing things and people. An example of this would be all women love the color pink; this would be more of a negative because some men also like pink. Language allows hypothetical thought by giving us a much broader perspective of self-reflection and thought. Language lets us think hypothetically because we use symbols. The way we use symbols is by naming the ideas that we develop; in order for those ideas to stay in our minds and for us to reflect on them. An example would be putting the time, energy, and effort into career searching, at this present moment having a career may not be present, but once going on several interviews it could become a reality. In order for us to answer certain questions about where we see us in the future or about memories about our childhood we must think hypothetically, meaning that we are thinking about experiences and ideas which are not a part of our concrete and/or present situation. We can plan, vision, remember, set goals, consider different course of action, and picture possibilities because we are thinking hypothetically.

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