Interpersonal Communication Essay

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1. Describe Jim’s self-concept. Jim' self-concept is an example of the Negative Direct Definition. The negative direct definition is what causing Jim to feel as though no matter how hard he is trying his parents will never praise him for the work he has done. Direct Definition can boost or impair a person’s self-esteem. (Woods,J.2012) Jim's parent's expects highly of him just because they are paying his way through school. 2. Explain, using examples from the video and course concepts, how Jim’s self-concept impacted his interaction with his father. Was it positive or negative? According to the video I felt that the impact of the interaction between Jim and his father was a positive. I believe that Jim is trying his best to do what ever he can to bring his grades up he clearly stated that he enjoys hanging out with friends but it has nothing to do with his grades. He is trying his best to do whatever he can, but he just don’t know how to explain it to his parents. 3. Explain, using examples from the video and course concepts, how the father’s self-concept impacted his interaction with Jim. Was it positive or negative? According to the video I felt that his father self concept towards Jim was an negative. Jim's father expect to much from his son without even noticing what could be the major problem. Of course many college students love to hang out with friends but that doesn't mean that it can affect there grades unless they are not focus on there work. When Jim's father stated that when he was in school he flew through without any problems. His parents are angry because his grades aren't getting any better. I felt like it could have been a better approach like finding out the real reason what is causing the problem. 4. Apply the process of perception, starting on p. 64 to explain the interaction between Jim and his father. Selection- Jim doesn’t think that

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