Interplay: The Process Of Interpersonal Communication Analysis

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Chapter three of “Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication” demonstrates a models of “self-disclosure that can help better understand how self-revelation operates in our relationships(pg 87).” By learning about self-disclosure and understanding the models, I was able to understand the effects and process of self- disclosure between my parent and I. It illustrated how self-revealing can be effective in making the relationship between my parents and I stronger and more efficient in understanding one another.
Firstly, Self-disclosure is a process of communication in which an individual reveals information about themselves to someone else. The information may be descriptive or evaluative, which may include thoughts, feelings, aspirations,
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Even among friends or intimate relationship we disclose little or no personal information with a high degree of frequency. I rarely share personal information with my parents unless it 's necessary for them to know and the topic we do discuss are usually moderate topic’s. This is known as privacy management which researchers use this term to describe the choices people make to reveal or conceal information about themselves. (pg 92)
The Social Penetration model demonstrated two way in which communication can be more or less disclosing. The model is like an onion with layers. The first dimension is known as breadth, which is the range of the subjects being discussed, which with an onion as demonstration would be the outer layers. Second is depth, the depth level is significant and more central to ourselves, In the onion this would be the inner and core. The inner and core layers are the things with most private and significant to us. Thus, sharing information from our depth may require greater risk taking. The information from this dimension of self is typically known by and held in confidence by only a few people. Due to the fact
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