IPC Reflection: My Interpersonal Communication Journal

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IPC Reflection Paper Every week, I would evaluate my experiences and transfer them into my Interpersonal Communication Journal. Each entry made me analyze each conversation I had with the people that are in my life. As I reflected on all my past journal entries, I have noticed some patterns going on. The major pattern that I have noticed was that I did my journals in the nighttime which makes me an owl according to the physiological traits. The many other patterns consisted of facework, fellowship face, unconditional positive regard, open-mindedness, and listening to show support. Alongside with these patterns, came the strengths and weaknesses in my communication with others. Through these strengths and weaknesses, I came up with an improvement …show more content…
The strengths that I have found are: listening to show support, mutual equality and genuineness. A major strength that I have in many of my communication with my relationships are that I am the one listening. My journals have shown that I am a good listener and that I follow in to the listening to show support category. When listening to support, I tend to listen to everything the person is directing at me and evaluating it until I come up with helpful advice for them. Just listening to them the speaker can make them feel so much better. Mutual equality is another strength of mine and that is where I do not judge people based on race, gender or religion. I regard people as my equals and I respect their beliefs. A final strength of mine that is presented in my journal entries is genuineness. What it means to be genuine is that the act of being direct, honest, and straightforward regarding what people believe and think. In many of my communications, I like to be genuine because I like to stay true to myself and what I believe …show more content…
I now started to use critical thinking which helps me evaluate a message is being presented to me in many of my communications. I also have been using image management that is quite helpful in any group presentations that I did and will do in the future. In my communications, I also tried to use parallelism. By using this strategy, I have exaggerated phrases and it created an impact. To further explain how my communication has changed as a result of observing my communication behaviors over time, I made comparisons to my older journals and my recent journals. I learned that my listening skills had increased over time and I started using nonverbal

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