When I asked her how she thought people perceived her, she was right to say that people found her helpful and full of energy. This was actually true since many people preferred to join her team when tasked with a group assignment. This was due to the fact that she brought positive energy into the group; therefore, tasks were easily completed. She was also very helpful and always smiled at people, thus spreading warmth in every place she went. I then asked her what her true attributes were and she mentioned that she felt vulnerable because she was always kind to people to an extent that they took her for granted. In all the happiness she felt sad because she was unable to correctly judge other people’s intentions, therefore, leaving her vulnerable. I realized that her real attributes brought a significant change in her mood, thus turning her gloomy. I asked her what her ideal self would be and she replied that she was okay with who she was. She was not interested in changing her identity because she thought people liked her that way. She was quite comfortable with the impressions other people had about her (Anderson 29).These are the immediate judgments that arise from meeting an individual for the first time. Samantha said that she was careful about the first impression that she made towards any individual because she did not want to give a negative impression that would result to negative outcomes in the communication process. I agreed with her because I value first impressions significantly. She was aware that first impressions were a significant element in all interpersonal communications. However, she did not judge people according to the first impressions that they made because one could be inclined to making the wrong judgments (Anderson 30).I asked Calvin about first impressions and how they affected inter-personal communication between him and other people, and he replied that they were very important. He said that the first impression that an individual created was usually very important to him, as it determined if he would stay in constant communication with the other person or not. I explained to him that first impressions did not matter to me because one could make the wrong assumption about a particular individual if they based it on the first impression. He insisted that if an individual formed a negative first impression by using poor etiquette or poor
Work CitedAnderson, James. Communication Yearbook 14. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis, 2011. Print.
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