Self-disclosure in the development of interpersonal


1) Self-disclosure plays a powerful role in the development of interpersonal
relationships- Can you recall receiving a self-disclosu’e that you felt was inappropriate
or uncomfortable? Exactly what was it about the communication channel, topic, timing
or sou’ce of the self-disclosu’e that made the interaction awkward?



2) With relational dialectics theory in mind, consider one of you friendships- Try to
identify one dialectical tension that is present (autonomy and connectedness, novelty
and predictability, openness and closedness)- What situation gave rise to that
tension? Which strategy did you employ to manage it?