Self Disclosure Essay

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(1) I recently received a B on one of my assignments, and I was disappointed in myself. My roommate stated “you got a B, so what, that’s not bad at all, I wish I could always get B’s” I was disappointed because I know I am capable of doing A work. She then asked me why I strive so hard to get A’s when B’s are just as good. I told her that my father was big on education and he expected A’s out of me. Ever since the passing of my father my sixth grade year I have strived for excellence in school. I had to inform my roommate on the reasons why I study and work so hard in my studies. Now that I have told her my reasoning for working so hard when it comes to school she understands me a little bit more I that area of my life. This is an example of self-disclosure.
(2) On the day of my father’s funeral my mom was silent from the time she woke up to the time we got to the burial site. She finally broke down and began to cry once they began to lower my dad into the ground. She
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Long story short my mama called her teacher and discovered that my little sister had lied and changed her grade. She lied to keep my mom from finding out that she wasn’t doing what she was supposed to in that particular teachers class. This is an example of Lying/deception of an alternative to self-disclosure.
(4) An example of someone using equivocation as an alternative to self-disclosure is a persons used the same word but for different reasons. On the street we having parking signs that tells you whether it’s okay to park at a certain time or not, but a person can use equivocation to switch things up. Say for instance it’s a sign that say “fine for parking” meaning if you park here you will get fine but a person can take that statement and switch it, they can say they thought that the sign was saying its fine for parking, meaning that it’s okay to park

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