Self Esteem And Self Esteem: The Importance Of Self-Esteem

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Steven J. Beebe, Susan Beebe and Diana Ivy wrote “It may sound crass to consider a person’s value, but we do this every day. Our assessment of our value as persons is termed Self Esteem. (Beebe, Beebe, Ivy, Pg 40)”. Seeing how self-esteem is our perceived value in life overall, and in certain situations, our ability to be clearly understood, both verbally and non-verbally, is paramount to our self-esteem. Furthermore, we act and interact within our world, or sphere of influence by communication. If we are inept at communicating our ideas, wishes or desires, we can become frustrated and in some instances, embarrassed. We all want to be perceived as intelligent, thoughtful individuals with something worthy to be heard.
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Noise for the source of communication could be internal, such as failure to concentrate due to the fact the big boss just walked in and sat down to listen to your presentation. As to the receiver, their noise could be, in fact noise, like an air compressor running while their team lead is discussing tomorrows work assignments. Noise for the channel can peoples interpretation of your meaning when you group text a bunch of friends. Noise for the context could come from failing to understand the gravity of a situation before you reply. There is no sure way to eliminate all noise, all we can do is be proactive, and cognizant of the situation, surroundings, and participants to give the communication the best chance to get through unimpeded. For instance, when it comes to picking a channel to use for communicating, match the gravity, respect, speed, and audience for the message and audience. Sending a personal thank you for a job interview is better sent in a hand written letter than in a text message. Show the recipient you respect them, and the situation. Conversely, if you need to get information to someone immediately, use a phone call or text message, for a hand written note is just an …show more content…
Unless a person has absolutely zero contact with any other living creature, that person will communicate in some form, whether it be verbal, or non-verbal. The next characteristic is communication is irreversible, meaning once communication has been established, that communication cannot be rescinded, its effects will continue unabated. The third characteristic is communication is complicated. With all the ways to say, express, infer, or imply a thought, meaning or emotion, the sender, the receiver, the message, and the context do not always sync. Sometimes noise is present, distorting or blocking the communication, so it is always better to verify the message was received, and understood per its intensions. Lastly, communication is governed by rules. While some communication rules are in fact written down, like the rule to never yell fire in a crowded auditorium, most rules are imbedded in our culture, and are learned through trial and error, based upon where we are and how we are communicating. I believe the characteristic that has the most effect on Anticipatory Metacommunication is communication is complicated. To look at all the possible ways for something to be said, all the ways it could be understood, knowing it will never be completely forgotten, underscores the importance of communication, and the practice of anticipatory

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