Doing the items for Ch 8 is going to be different. You'll have to do the practice and journal (*write) what you did and how it seemed. Keep the items according to their individual numbers. ...
please do a brief summary of the interactions and how they went... that will reflect the exercises and their result. Since communication is the focus of this week focus on that for the research item this week...
Here are the assignments for this week. Ch 8 is all about communications... certainly how we interact with others is the root of all relationships.. how we feel about others, interact with them, and respond are all based in our communications patterns. Those we enjoy interacting with we continue in a relationship. the quality of the relationships is based on the quality of the interactions along with the expectations that go along with the other people. We interact with folks at the store and don't expect a lot except basic politeness.. we are OK with them. If our family, friends, and those in a serious relationship treat us the same way we have a serious problem with them... then naturally our non verbal messages convey more than our verbal messages. If I say "I love you" in a harsh tone it says something totally different than when we say it softly with kindness.
the basics is what we have to teach to children...
speak for yourself only
end requests with question marks
allow others to say yes or no or let me think of it
listen to understand what the other is saying
check in to make sure you understood correctly
demonstrate basic caring
If that is what we do then things are good.. and easier to work with. the problem is we all have reactions to what others are doing and sometimes the reactions overpower the rational, objective messages that should go back and forth.