My Best Friend ( And Significant Other ) Essay

1666 Words Jul 8th, 2016 null Page
I have known my best friend (and significant other) for around eight years now. We met in 8th grade and went to the same junior high, high school, and (briefly) college together. This relationship is extremely important to me and I constantly strive to improve on what we already have. Compared to when we first met, our communication in general is completely different now than then. Our relationship falls under the umbrella of interpersonal communication as we communicate in different ways while using a variety of mediums. We communicate our feelings and thoughts through speech, body language, and all of the other major ways that humans communicate in the current age. McCornack writes that “the tendency to attribute others’ behaviors solely to internal causes” (54) is known as the fundamental attribution error. Early on in the relationship we tended to make this error all too often as well as internal attributions, so for example if I was trying to get in touch with her and she wouldn’t respond, I would usually blame myself thinking it was something I did rather than her being busy in some way (which it mostly was). Over the years this aspect of our relationship has gotten much better and we both understand and no longer make it out to be a big deal when we don’t answer texts or calls for a time. I believe that for the most part we need improvement in similar areas. For one, when we’re upset we both have a hard time explaining why that is the case to the other person. This is…

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