Com200: Week 2

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Week Two Writing Assignment
Melissa Liotta
COM200: Interpersonal Communication
Instructor: Latricia Carter
January 16, 2012

Week 2 Assignment
Do you think the results provide by the Language Style Matching website are accurate? I do not believe that the Language Style Matching rules can be applied for all instances. For example the instant messaging scale, if I have been talking to someone about something and I just need to ask one more question then my LSM score was a .16. I had a face to face talk and had one last question. But if the person is in another country and everything has to be typed up and the conversation has to go back and forth then the score was higher, a .53. In my opinion the style matching cannot logically be used for every conversation. If the email goes back and forth several times then it really looks one sided. If you could put an entire conversation in one window and the analyzer was able to tell who and when someone was talking then maybe the matching guide and score rating system could be used by a lot more people. And the score that the parties would receive could be trusted more. And then maybe more people would be conscious of how they talk to others. Do you believe that language style matching is a comprehensive way to predict the quality of interpersonal relationships? I would have to say for an interpersonal relationship if someone based their decision on whether you chat or email someone then you are a shallow person. I feel that you should be able to read someone not base your life on a computer generated reading. If words reflect attitude how can realistically tell what kind of attitude someone is really giving off if it is written. True emotion should be spoken to be truly understood. “two people locked in a bitter fight tend to talk, or yell, in similar ways.” So if you email someone and want to get some frustration stressed, it would have to be in all capital letters. Now think about that, how do you...
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