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To summarize the article Patterns of Interactional Confirmation and Disconfirmation by Kenneth Cissna and Evelyn Sieburg its main focus is on how us humans confirm and or disconfirm a persons presence or the importance of a person as we go throughout lifeit is also how we speak to a person as our tone can be confirming or disconfirming when having a conversation with other person When looking at the relationship between two or more people as they interact through communication or conversation you can notice the different types of communication going on Confirming and disconfirming are the two types of communications that we use when we interact with another person when we are speaking to them Disconfirming is to not confirm or to ignore the existence of a person or the importance of a person as you interact with them through communication It is like ignoring what a person has to say because you and that other person has been through some tense times and you are not speaking to each other therefore what they say now is invalid to you Confirming is the opposite of disconfirming and it means to recognize the existence of a person and their importance to you For example when you and a friend have a conversation it is most likely a confirming type of conversation Disconfirming and confirming can have a positive or negative impact when you communicate with another person It depends on how your relationship is with that person If you meet someone new then there is no relationship formed yet The conversation between you and that other person can go in the direction of Confirming or disconfirming depending on how the first impression isAlso discussed in the article are the different types of responses of disconfirmation and confirmation when confirming or disconfirming a person There are three types of disconfirmation all in which produce a negative effective on the person or towards the persons point
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