3.5 Family Patterns
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After reading the case scenarios, choose one and answer the following questions.
1. Case Scenario______”You Should Anticipate My Desires and Feelings__ (5 points)
Where did the characters learn their communication style? (5 points) b.
The characters learned their communication style from their families because family communication has an effect on your personal communication style.
Identify the communication roadblocks these barriers present in the scenario. To review the communication roadblocks, read the information found in lesson 3.3. (5 points) b.
The roadblock in this case scenario is that they are using the silent treatment. The silent treatment usually starts with “you should have known” which is exactly what is happening here. This is why they haven’t spoken in the past few days.
Read the course resource information on vertical and level communication. Answer the following questions based on that information. 2. After reviewing level and vertical communication, what style of communicator are you? (5 points) Vertical___________
3. Which style do you see most frequently in your family's communication? (level or vertical) _____Level______ (5 points) 4. Give two examples of how vertical communication might be used by family members when communicating. (5 points per answer total of 10 points) A. creating or maintaining distances
B. soliciting attention
5. Are your family members free to communicate their real feelings to one another? ___yes__ (5 points)
a. Why or why not? (5 points)
My family members are free to communicate to each other because we all want to know what each other are feeling. 6. Identify two methods of level communication you would feel comfortable using with your family. (5 points each answer total of 10) A. negotiating and committing
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