Reaction Paper 1
They very first lesson that I can remember my mom teaching me was to always address elders as “ma’am” or “sir”. I still follow this teaching because I was taught to be a very respectful young lady. It is not even comfortable if I do not say “Yes ma’am or No sir.”
My mom’s response was the same as mine. I asked her why was it so important that I learned this before anything else and she said that I represent her and it is very important that I learn respect before I go out into the real world.
My mom says that often when I am upset, I usually do not say anything. She can see my frustration all over my face. My sister says that if I do say something, she can tell that I am angry because I tend to talk really fast.
The type of conflict I use with my family is the compromising style. I use this style because I would rather find way we can quickly solve a problem and all agree on one thing. My family and I hate to argue and we would rather just agree on one common solution.
My mom, on the other hand, says I use the parallel style. She says that every time she gets on to me about something, I would rather ignore the situation than talk about it. I kind of think this is true but I am more of a compromising type of person.
I establish eye contact very well and I also use reflective listening. I know I need to work on telling people what I want and keeping the communication process going.
One of the qualities that my family, as a whole, likes about me is my honesty. They say that even if I know that the truth may hurt them, I will still be honest with them. My sister said a certain statement has always stuck in her head. I once told her that I will always be real with her because the world will not hesitate to do it.
One trait that my family does not like about me is my strong guard. My mom says that I will not open up to anyone. When I am upset, no one really knows why because I will not say. She finds it really weird...