Get To Know Other By Using Self-Disclosure!
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To get to know each other, a person ought to be a little on guard of their heart at the beginning, not share too much, but at the same time share enough to start the process of self-disclosure. I tend to be very transparent when I talk to new people that I meet. Sometimes, if I do not feel comfortable, I pull back and listen more and talk less. We need to find a balance so we do not overwhelm others with too much information, which can make for an outward situation. ~ Bill Greguska
Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
How To Get To Know Each Other With Self-Disclosure?
Best Ways To Get To Know Each Other Through Self Disclosure!
How To Get to Know Each Other?
Get to know each other more efficiently and learn to enjoy others more. You can get to know each other by being open, a great way to break down walls between strangers. Bonds with close friends are also crucial and necessary. Self-disclosure can be an excellent way to quickly break down barriers between strangers and bond with friends even more intimately. I have always been a very open person when it comes to self-disclosure between myself and others. In some ways, they are outstanding traits, yet in other ways, they can be something that can cause problems in my life. It is usually best to set a respectful boundary that you feel comfortable with and then limit yourself to that point.
Some people are naturally outgoing, while others are more reserved and introverted. Every person must consider this when deciding on a comfort level for self-disclosure. Remember that everyone you talk with cannot trust your personal information. Unless you do not mind them talking to others about you, you might want to be selective in how much and who you share with personal details of your life. ~ Bill Greguska
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Self Disclosure Helps In A More Personal Way!
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- When you do self-disclosure, be sure the communication is reciprocal. Know it involves risk. The sharing starts with less personal and grows to more personal in time.
- Go somewhat slowly, don’t be in a hurry to tell someone too much about you too quickly.
- The other person will feel uncomfortable if you start sharing your feeling and confidential information without establishing a foundation for the relationship.
- Self-disclosure should not be a one-way mono-log.
- You risk being rejected if you share something about yourself, self-disclosing too quickly.
- Disclosing means you trust them not to share your secrets with others or use them against you.
- Sharing personal information appropriately takes your relationship to a new level.
Evaluate WHY You Are Sharing?
- There are times when I decide it is worth the risk to share something with someone I don’t know well. If they are hurt, I suppose they are going through something I have experience with, I may decide. In that case, the opportunity to benefit outweighs the risk, which differs from recklessly sharing because I’ve made an intentional assessment and decision.
- Asking myself why I want to share something also helps me see when my motivation is ego-based. Do I like to share something because I think it will win me points with the other person, or do I want to share because I believe the information will add value to the other person? The best rule of thumb is to share with others on a need-to-know basis.
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