By Robin M Kowalski
Univ. of Cullowhee, NC. Examines the darkish facet of interacting with others. Discusses why it really is tricky to keep up pleasant kin and the way family might be style and likewise act like 'jerks.' themes disguise teasing, incompetence, betrayal, infidelity, sabotage, gossiping, and swearing. For clinicians and social scientists.
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Individual Differences Chronic differences among people in outlook and interactive style can cause frustration and misunderstanding. To a confident extravert, for instance, the inhibited timidity of someone who is socially anxious may appear to be an obnoxious lack of reciprocal warmth (Leary & Kowalski, 1995). Someone who offers a warm compliment to a person who has a negative self-concept may be surprised by an apparent lack of gratitude when the person doubts the praise (Swann, 1996). We tend to overestimate the extent to which other people share our own preferences and values, so that, in general, others are less like us than we think (Krueger & Clement, 1994); individual differences are thus a typical source of unexpected and sometimes undesirable behavior from others.
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The lack of agreement among all observers about what is proper-and 40 ROWLAND S . MlLLER the novelty and uncertainty such situations present-nearly ensure that someone will think the stepparents improper no matter what they do. A special case of the multiple audience problem occurs when almost everyone agrees that a person’s behavior is proper, but an idiosyncratic perceiver judges things to be amiss. O n occasion, individuals use standards that are clearly not normative to perceive impropriety that is not apparent to anyone else; here, impropriety resides in the eye of the beholder and not in the behavior being judged.
Behaving badly: aversive behaviors in interpersonal relationships by Robin M Kowalski