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Personal Communication Reflection

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“Be who you are and say what you feel because people who mind don't matter, and people who matter don't mind.” (Seuss, 1938) Communication is an ever growing skill which comes from many life experiences within many people, including me. I come from a Hispanic culture which is known for being vibrant and expressive within their communication. After being an only child for twelve years, my family and I welcomed a baby sister. This event was an exciting and happy time for my family and I; but it was, of course, met with some changes and adjustments. My sister and I have two different personalities, I am more reserved and cautious and she is outgoing and adventurous. Yet, my sister and I benefit each other in that she helped me become more outgoing and I provide some cautious direction to her adventures. Also, I am a Christian and have been raised in a faith-following family my whole life. Within our line of faith, we are taught to have a kind, gentle spirit and to have common human decency and love towards others. Many factors played a part into what kind of a communicator I am today; my life experiences and culture will play a lead role within my self-assessment of my communication strengths and weaknesses.
My maternal grandmother was born in Peru, married an American and moved to the U.S., my grandparents were one of a few interracial couples in the U.S., which proved difficult to be accepted during the time of the late 1960s-early 1970s. My mother is half-Peruvian and
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