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Relating To Others

STUDY
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self concept
how you come to know yourself comes from three sources; gender, roles and culture
sex
your biological make-up
gender
behavioral traits
roles
we have several different parts we play, especially in groups
culture
a learned system of knowledge, behavior, attitudes, values & norms that are shared by a group of people
language
miscommunication can occur between different cultures if incapable to understand each other
individualism
independence valued, prefer to work alone
collectivism
collective action and group work valued. acceptance by family and friends is essential
high context
emphasis is on non-verbal communication
low context
more emphasis on verbal communication
high contact
like being physically touched and showing affection
low contact
personal space is highly regarded
conversational styles
everyone has a different style of communicating, not knowing the differences can be bad for a group
monochronic
sensitive to time and deadlines, do things one at a time, time management is necessary
polychronic
do many things at once, more relaxed with deadlines, meetings start when everyone gets there
norms
rules and standards, determine what is appropriate or not.
high status member
every group has one of these to make sure the group is communicating and getting things done