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04/16/2012 08:05 AM

The Perception Promise!(page 3)

KittenMittens
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Our promise: To Act Assertively With Restraint

As sufferers of PTSD and Agor, we have a double dose of issues to cope with. Some of the issues seem to overlap and others stand on their own. One of the things that we have in common is Interpersonal Communication problems.

Interpersonal communication can involve one on one conversations or individuals interacting with many people within a society. It helps us understand how and why people behave and communicate in different ways to construct and negotiate a social reality.

Interpersonal communication is the process that we use to communicate our ideas, thoughts, and feelings to another person. Our interpersonal communication skills are learned behaviors that can be improved through knowledge, practice, feedback, and reflection.

Interpersonal communication includes message sending and message reception between two or more individuals. This can include all aspects of communication such as listening, persuading, asserting, nonverbal communication, and more. A primary concept of interpersonal communication looks at communicative acts when there are few individuals involved unlike areas of communication such as group interaction, where there may be a large number of individuals involved in a communicative act.

Individuals also communicate on different interpersonal levels depending on who they are engaging in communication with. For example, if an individual is communicating with a family member, that communication will more than likely differ from the type of communication used when engaged in a communicative act with a friend or significant other.

Overall, interpersonal communication can be conducted using both direct and indirect mediums of communication such as face-to-face interaction, as well as computer-mediated-communication. Successful interpersonal communication assumes that both the message senders and the message receivers will interpret and understand the messages being sent on a level of understood meanings and implications.

Post edited by: KittenMittens, at: 04/16/2012 08:14 AM

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04/25/2012 07:47 AM
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For our new members

04/25/2012 02:05 PM
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I think JuneBug hit on everything I have felt recently. I promise to make strides changing how I perceive myself and my surroundings.

Tomi


04/25/2012 04:39 PM
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I believe that her post is amazing and I am glad that I found it!

05/04/2012 05:38 PM
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I am bringing this to the top again for our new members. The 'Perception Promise' came about during the first week of this group. It's an important tool for everyone to take responsibility for their own perception and for their own triggers.

It is simply to "Act assertively with restraint"

In a group of people that suffer from perception problems it's important to have some rules in place so that emotions don't overtake common sense.


05/14/2012 12:47 PM
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For the new members:

This is one of the differences that has created an atmosphere of 'safe sharing'. We will take responsibility for our perception and take the needed steps towards recovery


05/15/2012 08:11 AM
Paiges

I like what Anna said. I think it goes for everyone though. The most judgmental, critical, arrogant, self righteous people often are those who haven't been through much if anything themselves. Boy do they piss me off! lol

05/16/2012 02:49 PM
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To the top for the new members to read.

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05/17/2012 08:27 AM
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This is a great idea, it would be even better if the GL's here would adhear to the principles...

05/17/2012 08:36 AM
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I just posted a new Group Leader Responsibility thread. The intention of this group was to heal at our own pace, take responsibility for our recovery and actions.
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