Joseph DeVito, in his book The Interpersonal Communication Book (2016), wrote that “masculine cultures value aggressiveness, material success, and strength” (p.39). Masculine cultures are ego oriented. Conflicts are solved by fighting. DeVito (2016) also stated that “feminine cultures value modesty, concern for relationships, and quality of life and tenderness” (p. 39). Feminine cultures are more relationship oriented. People are important to them and conflict is resolved through negotiations.
1. My feelings about Interpersonal Communication has changed drastically over the course of this semester at the beginning of this semester I thought that “interpersonal communication is people exchanging information, weather it is just by body language, a text message, a group chat, and even just emojis being sent back and forth.” Throughout the course of this semester I have learned and become more aware of how interpersonal communication actually does influence us every second of everyday. I never use to feel this way, but after being in this class I realized it is. Interpersonal communication is online, in person, long distance, and so much more.
Communication Between Men and Women Communication is a crucial part of our daily lives which can be interpreted in various ways. Although, many couples think they have no problems communicating with each other; however, the issue among genders still exists. Learning to talk and listen can improve relationships in many ways. Therefore, Deborah Tannen, John Gray, Susan Page, and John Gottman focused on improving communication skills between genders.
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Running Head: Book Review Practical Book Review: Why Don’t We Listen Better? By James C. Peterson Angelia Godette Liberty University HSER 508 Practical Book Review: Why Don’t We Listen Better? By James C. Petersen Listening is a very complicated skill that many people do not posses. It requires individuals to reflect and to admit to their flaws. In order to communicate effectively it is important to know when to talk and listen. Peterson’s book is an excellent tool to enhance all types of relationships.
With identifying the barriers to effective interactions as well as your self-concept, this will assist the communication flow. With learning how self-concept developed and how to maintain it, you will be a better communicator. Self-concept can be defined as one description our portrayal of him or herself as a person (Bevan, & Sole, 2014). With learning how your self-concept was developed and how it changes over time both you and Jennifer need to understand each other’s self-concept this will help to understand each other. Also, to understanding your partner’s feelings and self-concept, this helps with communicating with each other. When you first exchange vows that was your first form of shared communication with five words “until death do us part” those five words tied you and Jennifer to gather for life.
Throughout this semester reading about different ways of interpersonal communication I came to the realization that there were many things I could work on to better myself as a person. Things I never thought about in depth until taking this class. Areas I have improved on throughout this semester are
COUPLES COUNSELING INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS Dear Mike and Karen: First, let me say that I am extremely flattered, and at the same time, somewhat apprehensive by your request for my input into your relationship. Please keep in mind that I am not a professional counselor, at least not yet, and that I have only begun to study the field. I also value my friendship with both of you and am slightly hesitant to provide even informal "advice" because I would never want to jeopardize our friendship in any way. That said, I believe that your letter does raise several important issues that I have already begun studying in school and I will do my best to share with you the benefit of what I have learned.
Dr. Jim Peterson (2015) uses his professional clinical and pastoral counseling experiences in couples counseling combine with his personal experiences surrounding communication skills to create the book Why Don’t we Listen Better?: Communicating and Connecting in Relationships. Peterson’s (2017) purpose of writing this book is to provide a step by step guide of strategies that will people learn how to more effectively communicate with others. The author (2017) uses common vernacular, metaphors, illustrations, and examples to explain how one can advance in skills that are necessary to improve one’s interpersonal communication and relationships with others, which in turn makes his concepts more comprehensible for the reader. Peterson (2015)
Week 5 final: Interpersonal Communication Interpersonal Communication Reflective Paper Our ability to communicate well with others is important to personal and professional success. The interpersonal communications course is planned to help us in being familiar with the system of effective, and to assess our own interpersonal ability to sharpen our critical understanding of the communication, also to improve the interpersonal skills. Mainly assess our interpersonal skills and to put in goals for improving our communications ability. To development of self-concept and identity are examined as basics for understanding personal communication. We explore our own communication behaviors and to identify areas of personal strengths and
1. On Monday 23 May 2016, at approximately 1339hrs, I 6246 Leading Rate Joseph S was in my office at the Welfare/Housing department located at #31 St. Vincent Street Port of Spain. Present in the office at the time was Sgt Cassie R and L/Cpl Neptune. Whilst performing my daily duties in the office, I was about to use the telefax machine to make a copy of a document which is not an unusual function carried out by the members of the office. As I was about to do so, I was stopped by Sgt Cassie who said “yuh can’t copy nuttin they.” Being a bit confused about his uttered word I asked the question “why Sgt Cassie.” He then replied in a loud tone “don’t make no fucking copy LR.” I responded to the Sgt by saying “I am a grown woman bordering Petty
A Review of: “Why Don’t We Listen Better: Communicating & Connecting in Relationships” Summary James C. Petersen, author of “Why Don’t We Listen Better: Communicating & Connecting in Relationships”, does a wonderful job of sharing very practical & personal advice, experiences, and information needed for better communication in relationships. Most people think they listen well, but they don’t! Peterson (2015) shows his readers that through active listening, communication works on all levels and ultimately can help people feel heard, understood and connected. Peterson’s text is not subject to one group of people, but to anyone who desires to maximize and improve their communication with others. The text explores several processes that, if followed, will assist the reader with listening more effectively.
Since the start of this class, I have been reminded again and again that the concepts we are learning can be applied to everyday life. For instance, when we talked about non-verbal communication, I realized that it is impossible to not communicate. There are many activities, other than the use of language, that allow us to draw meaning from something we observe. When my mother widens her eyes at me without stating a word, I understand she is telling me to think twice about the action I’m about to take. It has been great to be able to assign concepts and vocabulary to interpersonal relationships and communication activity that I have been experiencing. Now let me introduce you to my friend Izzy and her boyfriend Ken as I analyze the
“From negotiating for a promotion to resolving a conflict with a spouse, good communication skills can greatly improve life, while weak communication skills can make everyday interactions frustrating and tense. Interpersonal communication encompasses a number of communication styles; there
We were 6 members in a communication exercise group. Our group, engaged actors in communication scenario’s. Lisa, played by a lovely middle aged woman, was a mother of a child with ADHD. Our task was to elicit Lisa's story her issues and feelings. We all had