CM206-01 Professor Olson
Q&A- Assignment Unit 7
September 13, 2014
Questions for response
1. Identify three quotes from the dialogue that show how Bryce progressed in identifying his emotions.
The three quotes from the dialogue that show how Bryce progressed in identifying his emotions are;
“I finally realized nothing I did mattered. I just couldn’t take another rejection. The bottom line is, no one wants me.”
“I feel bad, but I can’t do anything about it.”
“I guess I’m not feeling much of anything.”
2. Identify and explain, using concepts from the text, at least one example of an obstacle to communicating emotions in the situation.
We may not have total control over what we feel, but we as humans can usually show some control. Furthermore, we can demonstrate substantial control over how we do or don’t express our feelings and to whom we express them. Taking personal responsibility for when, how, and to whom you express feelings is a cornerstone of ethical interpersonal communication. With that being said, another reason we often choose not to express feelings is that we fear we could hurt or upset others. Sometimes we make an ethical choice not to express emotions that would hurt another person without achieving any positive response or outcome. Simply choosing not to express in some situations or to some people can be constructive and generous. Bryce uses generalities, use of general or abstract language which is limiting his ability to communicate exactly how he is feeling. For example he states that he “feels bad” I think he also feels vulnerable, which is the fear that if he reveals his feelings it will have a negative effect on what others think of him like his friend for instance. For example- he just states he is not feeling much of anything, so he cannot be judged based on what he is truly feeling.
3. Identify and explain at least two examples of irrational