Choose someone with whom you have an important interpersonal relationship, and explore how you influence each other’s self-concepts.
- Interview your partner to discover how your words and deeds influence his or her self-concept. Identify specific incidents to illustrate these influences, and discuss which specific parts of the self-concept you have affected.
- Then, share with your partner how his or her behaviors have affected your self-concept. Again, be specific about identifying the incidents and the parts of your self-concept that were affected.
- Once you recognize the power you have to shape another’s self-concept, ask yourselves what responsibility each of you has to treat the other person in a supportive manner when you are faced with delivering a potentially critical message.
- Based on the information exchanged so far, discuss whether you are satisfied with the way you have affected each other’s self-concepts.
- Identify any ways you could communicate more effectively.
Self Concept: the relatively stable set of perceptions you hold of yourself Examples: Ambitious, Caring, Intelligent, Patient, Hard Working, etc…
Write a response that addresses each step of this process. Make sure to identify specific self-concept elements, ideas and theories as necessary, and be specific in your examples.
This assignment must be thoughtfully and throughly typed (essay format), at a minimum 350 words, 12pt Times New Roman font, using APA format for citations.