The Ego Communication Beyond Interpersonal

Author:Lacramioara Mocanu
Pages:299-303
SUMMARY

During our lives, within multiple and varied interactions with others, we come to interpret a series of roles, to have some statuses and related behaviours and/or derived from these social conditions. And all these have the role to deepen the relationship with the fellow man; and more, to allow "reflection and selfreflection in the other" (Cooley). Communicating with others, regardless of the... (see full summary)

 
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The Ego Communication Beyond Interpersonal
Lăcrămioara Mocanu1
Abstract: During our lives, within multiple and varied interactions with others, we come to interpret a series
of roles, to have some statuses and related behaviours and/or derived from these social conditions. And all
these have the role to deepen the relationship with the fellow man; and more, t o allow reflection and sel f-
reflection in the other (Cooley). Communicating with others, regardless of the relationship and reference we
have with them, as well as the type of communication network applied, is an active, dynamic and irreversible
process that calls for a series of behavioural strategies to achieve the goals pursued. For each case, we can
say that we have a series of patterns, we have a social mask that allows us to adapt more or less to a given
situation, hence the reaction of the other to our position. Depending on these established relationships, the
coherency between two actors may go one way or the other. It is necessary to emphasize that each of us
juggles with these attitudes depending on the psycho-social context, but one is dominant. The position of life
is a way of evaluating and interpreting the moments of existence and, by al l means an infallible form of
being.
Keywords: interactions with others; social mask; behavioural strategies
During our lives, within multiple and varied interactions with others, we come to interpret a series of
roles, to have some statuses and related behaviours and/or derived from these social conditions. And
all these have the role to deepen the relationship with the fellow man; and more, to allow “reflection
and self-reflection in the other”. (Alin, 2006, p. 33)
Communicating with others, regardless of the relationship and reference we have with them, as well as
the type of communication network applied, is an active, dynamic and irreversible process that calls
for a series of behavioural strategies to achieve the goals pursued. For each case, we can say that we
have a series of patterns, we have a social mask that allows us to adapt more or less to a given
situation, hence the reaction of the other to our position. Depending on these established relationships,
the coherency between two actors may go one way or the other.
Interpersonal communication, irrespective of the type, degree, and depth of the relationship between
actors, requires each of them to have many psychic abilities that will be reflected in the evolution of
the interaction between them. Communication can easily be evaluated from the perspective of the two
basic principles of the universe: the active one specific to the male type suggesting action, movement,
increased energy and the passive one characteristic to the female type that evokes expectation, fixity,
etc. This differentiation is related to the two mentioned forms as principles, but it is understandable
that the human personality is dynamic, with a constant evolution or involution, and includes both in
different proportions. The assessment of the typical female communication as passive, immobile
would be incomplete as well as that specific to men. Indeed, between the communicative patterns
1 Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Romania, E-mail: lacramioaramocanu@univ-danubius.ro.

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