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The Skill of Self Disclosure

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Factors and reasons for self disclosure

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The Skill of Self Disclosure

  1. 1. THE SKILL OF SELF- DISCLOSURE
  2. 2. AGENDA Factors influencing self disclosure Purposes of self-disclosure QUIZ Conclusion
  3. 3. Purposes of self-disclosure • Friends – Relationship maintenance and enhancement – Self clarification • Professionals – Reciprocity – facilitate social interchange – Impression formation – present oneself
  4. 4. To OVERCOME FEAR • Being rejected • Causing embarrassment • Expressing
  5. 5. To ENCOURAGE RECIPROCATION • Trust-attraction • Social exchange • Modeling
  6. 6. ToOPEN CONVERSATIONS • Awareness • Surface contact • Mutuality
  7. 7. - CONTINUED • To search for commonalities • To build trust • To facilitate self-expression • To promote social comparison • To develop relationships • To ingratiate and manipulate
  8. 8. FACTORS INFLUENCINGSELF- DISCLOSURE The discloser The receiver The relationship The situation
  9. 9. THE DISCLOSER • Age – Kids, adults, elderly • Gender • Ethnic and culture • Personality
  10. 10. THE RECIEVER • Acceptance/empathy • Status • Attractiveness
  11. 11. THE RELATIONSHIP • Trust • Role relationships • Anticipated length and commitment • Physical proximity • Voluntary involvement
  12. 12. THE SITUATION • Warmth • Privacy • Crisis • Isolation
  13. 13. CONCLUSION • Why is this relevant for professionals?
  14. 14. QUIZ 1. Mention two of the purposes of self- disclosure – To encourage reciprocation / build trust 2. Mention two factors influencing self- disclosure – Age, gender, religion, ethnicity, personality 3. Does high intoxication level always result in high disclosure level – No - not always

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