Chapter 5: Intrapersonal Communication

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University of Maryland

Source: Communication: A Social and Career Focus by Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin

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Chapter 5: Intrapersonal Communication

  1. 1. CHAPTER 5 Intrapersonal Communication
  2. 2. Self-Talk <ul><li>Inner dialogue and our automatic nonverbal actions </li></ul><ul><li>You’re not crazy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We start talking to ourselves around age 9, when we can conceptualize and think in abstraction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shapes our attitudes, which shape our behavior, which shapes the responses we get </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cognitive Processing <ul><li>How we process messages in relationship to our values, attitudes and beliefs </li></ul>?
  4. 4. Cognitive Processing <ul><li>How we process messages in relationship to our values, attitudes and beliefs </li></ul>Cognitive dissonance
  5. 5. Self-Concept <ul><li>Your idea of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Self-esteem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral-ethical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determines what you will say about yourself and to whom </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Love </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tooting our own horn is OK sometimes </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Theories of self <ul><li>Classic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of interactions into our self-thought, which changes over time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Situational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are different people in different places </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Who are you?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Write as many adjectives as you can to describe yourselves </li></ul>
  9. 9. Circle how many adjectives are… <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>race / ethnicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>age </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>List how any adjectives are public and how many are private </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Circle the worst that you think is the most representative of you </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>What category has the most adjectives? Least? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Which category had the trait most representative of you? How would this change if you were from a different culture? Generation? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>How many private and how many public traits were written? Is either any more or less real than another? </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Were traits listed that, upon reflection you think other would consider positively if they found out? How about if a friend did? A stranger? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>If your parents were asked to do this about you, how might their list differ from your list? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Next Class <ul><li>Bring a personal object </li></ul>

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