Self-Concepts: A Case Study

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The person I chose to interview is my close friend, Jessica, who I view as a sister even. We are very close with one another and we spend a lot of time together and support one another.

1. Interview your partner to discover how your words and deeds influence his or her self-concept. Identify specific incidents to illustrate these influences, and discuss which specific parts of the self-concept you have affected.

One way that I had an influence on her self-concepts is that I noticed her liking and passion towards the military and her passion for being a nurse. I kept complementing on her ability to work well with patients in the Psych ward during her clinical hours and that pursuing working with veterans might suite her well as
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I tend to talk a lot and will even talk over people if I come up with a thought or idea and I do it without realizing it. So what I personally need to do is to self-monitor my interactions with people and when talking about issues and to listen more and to wait to speak to voice my opinions. Another way to communicate more effectively is when we get mad, to wait first before we talk about the problem. We need to calm down so that we do not say things that we do not mean. This will also give us time to think about what we want to say to one another and how we want to say it. We also need to be honest with one another and not hide things so that problems do not keep building up or to keep things inside of us until the point where we let it all out and things can get destructive. Self-disclosure is important to develop a close relationship and being true to yourself helps build an honest relationship. So being honest and true with one another and being willing to self-disclose our inner feelings, thoughts, opinions, and ambitions is key to keeping the relationship healthy and alive. We also need to avoid using media to communicate about any problems we have and to rely on synchronous communication such as talking face to face about any personal

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