Dyadic Encounter Essay, Research Paper
My partner was Mohammed amine Khaldi. Our encounter took place in a
common room in school. We choose there because it was nice and quite , that way we
could talk and better understand each other without distraction. During the conversation
we had, we completed the entire exercise easily. We didn?t skip any questions; even
thought, sometimes we were very surprise by certain questions. at times we felt
uncomfortable to describe each other how we were feeling every five minutes.
But we did because we knew there was a reason for the questions to be there and we
knew it was part of an exercise.
When we first began I wasn?t really nervous. But it kinda seem to me that
my partner was. I knew it would be a fun exercise because I was going to get the chance
of learning more about someone else. We tried to make this exercise fun and interesting
as possible by asking questions , and not just asking them but getting deeper into them.
We tried to find out as much as possible of each other by doing this exercise.
I got to learn more about Mohammed while he was in the middle of the self
disclosure process. we made the conversation very interesting by disclosing the self,
revealing unknown information. The person revealing new information has total control
over the level of exitment in the conversation. Another point is the listener has the ability
to give the accurate feedback to the person revealing unknown informantion.
I encountered some anxiety when I had to answer broad questions such as , ?the
thing I like best about you is?? may be telling this to someone else would?ve been a
little more comfortable , but when it comes to telling someone you don?t know it feels a
little weird. also the thing about this questions is it was very hard to answer those
questions in such a short period of time. The problem in this kind of situation is that you
have to be very fast and specific. If we had all the time in the world and if it would have
been someone I knew in a long time then , I would tell my partner what I like best about
What made this assignment easy, was the fact that there was no right or wrong .
it was just an assignment that applied to everyone differently, according to how they live
life ;and what are their believes about certain things. Regarding level of disclosures
information, I believe we disclosed about the same level of personal Information, wich
Probably made our encounter so interesting. Throught the whole conversation my partner
provide positive feedback. It automatically made it entertaining. The insight I gain from
the interpersonal communication process was the ability to notice the changing of
people?s attitude during different moments of the conversation.