Being the part of the minority, people lose their confidence and silent or mute their views because of the fear of isolation or they just feel alone or unsupported. Sometimes the minorities will withdraw their expressed opinion from public debates to secure themselves from the majority. This is how I feel the Spiral of Silence theory applies to my real life story. The spiral of silence theory reflects a fundamental social psychology of individual’s cognition and behaviors. Human beings are fearful of being isolated, ignored, and excluded.
In order to be an effective listener, we must be able to identify what traits distract a person from listening and what specific techniques may be utilized to become better listeners. The most common bad habit found in listening is interrupting. Many times when the subject is uninteres... ... middle of paper ... ...e B Rosenfeld and Proctor F Russell II. Interplay, The Process of Interpersonal Communication. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Even a squeaky chair or an unbalanced chair can be distracting. When there are many distractions you should restate questions and give feedback to the witness. One of the biggest pitfalls is listening with your mouth open. As an interviewer you should know when to just listen and keep your mouth shut. It is almost impossible to listen to a witness if you are talking.
In order for someone to better explain one’s feelings, they have to have an attentive audience. If the listener does not make an effort to empathize with the one having the problem, a person will almost immediately end the conversation there. The lack of reaction in online interactions or even in person conversations puts pressure on a person. For instance, people with no form of social outlets to communicate or express themselves tend to have emotional distress overtime. This distress can be halted if someone can take the time and listen to that person.
If you’re an employee you will be expected to follow the guide line because you aren 't experience as the person who set the guidelines or in charge. Emoticons Can be used to express what is in your mind this is normally used in text messaging, forums and also social networks. Disadvantage about emoticons is mostly used in informal communication such as chatting and you cannot use it in a formal type of communications such as formal letter. Grammar It is important to write in correct grammar and also to spell things right in written communication. If there are spelling and grammar mistakes it can cause a terrible misunderstanding.
It’s easier for someone to tell people that they have a broken leg than to tell people they have depression. There so much people do not know about mental illnesses and there is so much pressure on people with these mental illnesses. Rachel Roberts, a journalist from Independent.co, has said “The lack of understanding of the condition and prejudice towards those who suffer from it remain barriers to effective treatment” (Roberts). People are scared of coming forward because they’re scared of being judged or treated differently. In article written by Opposing Viewpoints in Context, it explained that if the stigma towards mental illnesses continues, no one will want to come forward and receive treatment, they will stay silent and the problem won’t get better (Mental Disorders).
The reason that these thoughts are not conscious, is because there is some reason that they feel the need to keep it repressed whether it be an outside force or inside thought. The only way to bring these thoughts into the conscious is to remove whatever emotion or preconceived notion that represses it. It is common that the patient believes that if they were to express these thoughts that there would be consequences. The patients cannot describe what those consequences would be but only that it would be the worst case scenario. It is the job of the analyst to show the patient that they are free to express their darkest inner thoughts without fear of retribution (Meadow, 2011).
Although having such horrible thoughts and feelings towards loved one’s seems bad enough, the seriousness of this problem is that BPD patients don’t speak of their feelings, they keep them bottled up inside. As you know, you can stretch a rubber band pretty far, but sooner or later it’s bound to break. It’s this breaking that really brings out unbelievable rage towards self and loved one’s. Fact or fiction? That is the main question that researchers ask when they are faced with assessing personality disorders.