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Com 200 Interpersonal Communication Essay

854 words - 4 pages

Language Style Matching
COM 200 Interpersonal Communication
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May 4, 2014

In this write up one will talk about ones own thoughts on the article of Shared Talking Styles Herald New and Lasting Romance In Dating Game, Conversationally Aligned Players Often Pair Up. Then after having a conversation with a co-worker have it graded with the language style matching website with ones own feed back whether or not one agrees with the website. Along with whether or not language style matching is a comprehensive way to predict the quality of interpersonal relationships.
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The language style matching website said that me and my coworker where below average at .68. However, it did sat that if we had a longer conversation it would have had a better chance to get a higher score. The one thing I can see why they might of game my conversation a low score was manly due to me doing all the talking on what I am working on to get to the next pay grade, and my co worker is more or less just listening and chiming in when he can. Maybe I would of gotten a better score if we did talk longer and it wasn’t just about work but more personal. I feel that I have a good conversation and had no problem connecting with my co-worker creating a good working relationship.
Ones opinion of language style being able to predict the quality of interpersonal relationships is that it may come close to prediction but wont be 100% accurate. There is no doubt that if someone has a conversation with another and they had a decent conversation those two individuals might meet back up and continue that conversation thus creating some form of relationship. However, not all languages styles work, what works for some may not work for others. For instance when I talked with my coworker possibly what I thought was a decent conversation might not be a decent conversation in his eyes. Along with building relationships it doesn’t just happen though conversation alone. In my case I know my co worker...

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