SELF-DISCLOSURE (characteristics (influenced by culture, occurs in dyads,…
influenced by culture
occurs in dyads
moves in small increments
move from less to more personal
involves risk and trust
is the other person important?
is the risk reasonable?
are the amount or type of disclosure appropriate?
is it relevant to the situation?
is it reciprocated?
will the effect be constructive?
is it clear and understandable?
reasons to do
feeling better once we've shared
get clearer about what we do once we talk about it
to feel good about ourselves
sharing with the hope of the other person replying with similar information
to build and maintain relationship
a way to gain information about another person
one way to learn about what others think or feel
makes you feel better when other person accepts what you tell them (mutual disclosure)
the person will not respond favorably to the information
the other person will gain power in the relationship because of the information they possess
too much self-disclosure can damage a relationship
refers to how personal or sensitive the information is
range of topics discussed
information about you that both you and others know
information about you that you don't know but others do
information about you that you know but others don't
information about you that neither you or others know
purposeful disclosure of significant personal information that wouldn’t normally be known by others