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Interpersonal Communication Essay

  • Submitted by: debhowell
  • on January 11, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 483 words

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Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance

Comm 200: Interpersonal Communication (ABE 1148B)

Instructor:   Shane Engle

Deborah Howell

December 4, 2011

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    This assignment created a challenge for me as I do not communicate with instant messaging,

text, email, or any of the other chat lines that are offered on the internet.   I did choose one

message that I did answer from one of my family members.   After entering the information

requested on the website “Language Style Matching” I received a LSM score of 0.93.

According to this test the results were not trustworthy because one of the writing samples was

less the 50 words.   The score of 0.93 suggested that the samples were very compatible and this

score was far above the average score.   I do not feel that this feedback is very reliable or

accurate.   My samples was a message that was with a family member and we were basically

commenting on how much we missed our families and the pressure of money issues, which

we both were commenting on.   I feel that if the conversations are so close to each other in

nature then there is no reason that this test would be something that should be done to see if

you are able to understand each other.   The website stated that this LSM is in the experimental

phase so why would anyone rely on this information and use it.   I feel that you should be able

to communicate with another person by asking if what I am talking about makes sense to them

and get their feedback instead of a test that is unreliable.

    In the article “ Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance”   By: (Bruce

Bower), there was a study done on persons that used speed dating.   In the study it suggested

that people that used the same language were much more apt to stay together much longer

than people who didn't use the same language.   I don't know how a study like this was able

to compare these facts.   I would...

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