Revealing Yourself (Guidelines of Self-Disclosure (Indirect and move to…
Guidelines of Self-Disclosure
Should be driven by a concern of the relationship.
Delay a Decision
if you don't want to disclose and don't want to say "No"
Ask whether it is the right time or place.
Be assertive in your refusal to disclosure
Be very direct about your displeasure in disclosing information.
Give the other person a chance to reciprocate with his or her own disclosures.
Indirect and move to another topic
Avoid questioning by changing the subject.
Without imposing burdens on yourself and others
Carefully weigh the pros and cons of your disclosure.
Don't be Pushed
If you don't want to disclose, don't.
Effective and Active Listening
Listen actively and listen for different levels of meaning.
do not reveal disclosures or your relationship is sure to suffer.
Support and Reinforce
Express for someone during and after their disclosures.
Dangers of Self-Disclosure
Opening up about your views on political beliefs and racial groups may cause problems in the workplace.
Self-disclosure helps you gain greater self-knowledge, a new perspective on yourself, and a deeper understanding of yourself.
May cause a decrease in mutual attraction.
Communication and relationship effectiveness
You understand the messages of another person largely in the extent that you understand them.
You may get rejected by your closest friend and family members for bringing up topics of conflict.
People who self disclose more often have a lower likely hood of getting an illness.
Influence on Self Disclosure
Who are you
Highly sociable people self disclose more than less sociable.
Your most likely to disclose about some topics than others.
Different cultures view self-disclosure differently.
You disclose on the basis of support you receive, so you disclose to people you like.
Research finds great self-disclosure between women, moderate amount in opposite-sex dyads, and less in men.