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