Communication Climate Between My Father and I Essay

Objectives:

  • To examine the climate in a significant personal relationship
  • To apply climates vocabulary

Analyze the climate in a significant relationship in your life. Address ALL of the following:

  1. Describe the overall affect of the climate of a significant relationship in your life. This could be a family member, friend, sweetheart, co-worker, or mentor.
    • What is the climate generally like in the relationship? Use emotional words to identify specific feeling tones that characterize the climate of the relationship.
    • How does the general climate affect outcomes in the relationship in terms of commitment, performance, and satisfaction.
  2. Describe a time that the climate has felt more positive.
    • Provide examples of specific confirming behaviors that contributed to the more positive climate and label with the appropriate vocabulary (recognition, acknowledgment and endorsement)
    • To what extent were both people contributing confirming behaviors to the climate? Identify behaviors were you bringing and behaviors the other person was bringing. To what extent was there balance or not, and what were some of the consequence of that balance or imbalance?
  3. Describe a time that the climate has felt more negative.
    • Provide examples of specific disagreeing and disconfirming behaviors that contributed to the more positive climate and label with the appropriate vocabulary (such as complaining, irrelevant response, etc.)
    • To what extent were both people contributing disagreeing and disconfirming behaviors to the climate? Identify behaviors were you bringing and behaviors the other person was bringing. To what extent was there balance or not, and what were some of the consequence of that balance or imbalance?