The Importance Of Communication Influence On Communication

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Self-esteem is a critical part of one’s self-awareness as it heavily influences how we perceive and value ourselves (Beebe, Beebe & Ivy., p.32., 2007). Self-esteem also influences how we relate and interact with others as it can affect our perception. However, it is important to note that self-esteem is not static as it can change over the course of time or even over the course of a day due to both external and internal influences such as a television ads making you feel bad about your appearance, your boss criticizing your work, or for a positive example, someone complimenting your clothes. Communication influences self-esteem in a variety of ways that can either be positive or negative, which can range from self-expectations, self-talk and …show more content…
Communication is inescapable because communication is everywhere, human beings often do it on instinct as it plays an “ever present role” in our lives (Beebe, Beebe & Ivy., p.15., 2007.) Communication is irreversible because once something has been said or done it cannot be taken back and will continue to shape events and experiences (Beebe, et al., p.15., 2007.). The complexity of communication comes from there being so many variables for it to go awry, which tie into the multifaceted nature of communication. Tone, facial expressions and so on are all elements that help a personal convey their meaning to others in the form of cues. However, all communication has rules to it, which can be informed by the culture and situation and we learn the rules of communication by observing and interacting with others (Beebe, et al., p. 17., 2007.). Out of these elements, I believe that has the greatest effect on my anticipatory metacommunication is the relationship dimension. I am always trying to be aware of how I come across to others and how best to get across information while trying to read their cues. I’ve been known to rehearse conversations as a way to anticipate probable questions and reactions during a conversation. A good example of this is how a lot of family arguments are based not on the content of a conversation, but about the tone of the content as that leads to implications of what is being said rather than just what is being

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