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The skills of communication in the movie The Breakfast Club Communication between individuals can occur in many ways but the amount of information revealed can tell you the strength of their relationship Self-disclosure is this process of deliberately revealing information about oneself that is significant and that would not normally be known by others Some reasons why someone might disclose information would be for catharsis self-clarification self-validation and reciprocity People disclose for the reason catharsis because they might want to get something off their chest Self-clarification is the reason for disclosure in order to clarify their beliefs opinions attitudes and feeling by talking about them with another person Self-validation is the reason for disclosure when someone wants to seek the listeners agreement or conformation of a belief they hold about themselves Reciprocity is the reason for disclosure in order to encourage another person to disclose also Another concept that must be taken into consideration when talking about communication is perception Perception can be defined as the way one views their surroundings as well as themselves and others The relatively stable set of perceptions individuals hold about themselves is their self-concept Now that some of the terminology was discussed about interpersonal communication I will show some examples by using characters in a movie The movie The Breakfast Club was a great movie to see how people communicate with one another Each individual in the movie appeared to be quite different but by the end they were all really not that different In fact they were pretty much the same but acted differently due to their environment they lived in everyday In the beginning of the movie the perception they held for each other was all due to their reputations so instead of having a group of students you had labels of a brain a criminal an athlete a princess and a basket case As it turned out the brain was Brian Johnson
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