Essay on Self Concept Through Interpersonal Communication

1340 Words Mar 28th, 2005 6 Pages
I chose the topic of self-concept through interpersonal communication because I had an interest in it. This interest is because I didn't understand that one's self-concept affected the way one is perceived by others. I learned self-concept through class discussions, but I wanted a better understanding of how communication affects one's self-concept and how it affects one's perception One's self-concept affects one's perception, attitude and behavior, which can be demonstrated during the process of interpersonal communication. Aspects of one's life influence their self-concept, which not only affect how people perceive them but how they perceive themselves. Such things are gender, motivational level and psychological type. It is …show more content…
Similarly, men also have an early identification process not with their mother, but their fathers. Men tend to be fairly reserved, and quite. Men are most comfortable when there is a level of separation. This male role will contribute to the communication processes and it can cause communication to be very distant. Therefor an androgynous role can cause success in interaction. If men and women follow these role expectations, it can lead to a misconception of their personalities Motivation is a very big part of self-concept. Whether one understands what motivates them or what doesn't motivate them can alter their attitude behavior and perception. If one does not understand the reasons why they are motivated or unmotivated, this will show as a lack of self-concept, which can make it difficult for people to determine one's motives. People will take on the role of assuming one's motives and may perceive them as dishonest and conniving or contrary, they may perceive them as having good intentions and honest. Regardless, people will never feel like they can completely trust the person because people will never be sure if that person has hidden motives. Further, if one is not sure of their motives they might project them with out being aware, and consequently end up causing confrontation. Subsequently, if one understands the reasons behind their motives than they are in a better position to communicate honestly and sincerely. With

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