Communication Skills And Self-Concept Analysis

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Communication Skills and Self -Concept

A professor at university of south korea defined communication as, “Communication is a process shaping commonness between two and more people, and is interacting and having relations to achieve each other’s goal by exchanging mutual feeling, emotion, thinking, and opinion, and understanding the other party”(Kwang Ok, P., & Mi, Y, 2014). Having the right communication skills is the crucial part of one's life. It is one of the most important skills we should have in our personal and professional life. Through strong communication skill, we can influence the attitude and behavior of other people. There are different forms of human communication. I personally prefer all forms of human communication
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Our self-concept develops through different things. The first one is other people's image of us. This is looking at the image of ourself that others reveal to us about ourselves through the way we communicate to them. If others reveal to us a good thing about us, we will have a positive self-image. on the other hand, if others think little about us, we will have low self-image. The second way we develop our self-concept is comparisons with others. This way of developing self-concept occurs when we compare ourselves with others particularly with our peers. For example, if the professor gives us a presentation assignment on a particular topic for Introduction to Human Communication class, we will judge our speech relative to our peers/ classmates. If we think that our friends perform poorly compared to our performance , we will have a positive self-image. On the contrary, if we think that our peers’ speech is much better than ours, we tend to have low self-image. The other way we develop our self-concept is through cultural teachings/experiences. Our achievement what our culture regards as success gives us a positive self-concept whereas, our failure to achieve what our culture regards as success results in negative self-concept. The last way self-concept developed from is self-interpretations and self-evaluations. Self-evaluation is the value we give to us either bad or good depending on the different situations. And self-interpretation is our reconstruction of our behavior in a particular event. For example, if we lie to someone to avoid consequences, we may feel guilty at a later time. Here our belief concerning lying has a significant effect in shaping our self concept. If our belief is against lying, we develop low self-image. On the other hand, let’s say that you see someone under a flipped over car and help him get
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