Key Elements Of Group Communication In The Movie 'Inside Out'

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“Inside Out” After watching the Pixar film “Inside Out”, it is easy to see how this film relates to small group communication. This film focuses on a twelve year old girl name Riley and how the emotions in her brain work throughout everyday experiences. The emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust work inside headquarters of Riley’s brain, that is until Joy and Sadness accidentally wind up far from headquarters into long-term memory. I will be analyzing this film using concepts from the textbook such as group communication, group development, group membership, and diversity in groups. The first chapter of “Working in Groups” focuses on group communication, the first aspect being the key elements of group communication (Engleberg and…show more content…
First from this chapter we worked on the three layers of diversity (Engleberg and Wynn 74). Some of Riley’s diverse aspects are that she has her own individual personality, she is Caucasian, twelve years old, female, a middle school student, and many more. Also we did the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator with the mindset of being Riley (, finding that she is an extrovert, which means she focuses outward and gets her energy from being around others. She is also a sensor, someone who focuses on details and is practical and realistic. Also she is a feeler and perceiver meaning she is people-oriented and seeks group harmony, also that she likes open-endedness and sees being on time as less important than being flexible and adaptable (Engleberg and Wynn 78-80). The film also included stereotypes such as the cool girl at school, the gender roles, and the representation of the emotions. The gender roles varying from the way the male emotions, Anger and Fear, were dressed and the overall way they acted to the female characters, Joy, Sadness, and Disgust, seeming more caring and nurturing. In conclusion the film “Inside Out” contains many aspects from module one of small group communication. From the group communication, the key elements, interaction, and interdependence of each of the emotions/characters. The group development throughout the movie, the development stages forming, storming, norming, and performing. Group membership their interpersonal needs and group roles. Last but not least the diversity in the characters, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the gender roles throughout the
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