In two paragraphs, respond to one (1) of the prompts below (you do not need to respond to both). Journal entries must contain proper grammar, spelling and capitalization.
1. Does your communication with your partner make a positive or negative impact on your self-concept? Why? Give at least two examples of what your partner did/said to make a positive (or negative) impact on your self-concept.
2. Using Altman & Taylor’s Social Penetration Model, consider your self-disclosure with your partner. Using the list of topics below, consider which topics you disclose and how deeply you share your feelings about these topics.
- Religious views
- Political views
- Your upbringing
- Sexual issues
- Health & medical history
- Job experiences/career plans
- Skills possessed & desired
Are you satisfied with the depth and breadth of your relationship? Have there been any changes in the type/amount of self-disclosure between you and your partner in the past six months? Do you think there may be some changes in the near future?