Analyzing The Dialogue That Show How Bryce Progressed Through Ethically Identifying His Emotions
• “Bryce: After a year of applying, interviewing, jumping through all the hoops, I finally realized nothing I did mattered. I just couldn’t take another rejection. The bottom line is, no one wants me.”
• “Bryce: I don’t know. I think they might leave me. We’ve run through our savings. We’re behind on the mortgage. I’m going to lose everything. I feel bad, but I can’t do anything about it.”
• “Bryce: No. It’s okay. I’ve just felt too hopeless to talk to anyone.”
2. Identify and explain, using concepts from the text, at least one example of an obstacle to communicating emotions in the situation.
An Obstacle Bryce had in the reading was hopelessness and denial. To explain he felt hopeless because everywhere he was applying he got rejected and after six months he gave up. He also thinks his wife is going to leave him because of money issues even though she has supported him through thick and thin. He is in denial over getting a job because he believes that he isn’t worth anything to anybody anymore. He has a hard time communicating this to his friend because he is using the self-talk tactic and as the book states, “Self-talk can work for us or against us, depending on whether we manage it or it manages us. This point is stressed by Tom Rusk and Natalie Rusk in their book Mind Traps (1988)”
3. Identify and explain at least two examples of irrational beliefs that Bryce…