perception of a coworker in your workplace

Option #2: Perception of a Coworker in Your Workplace Paper

In Chapter 2 of the textbook, we learn how we as individuals are malleable, depending on the creation of various self-concepts influenced by “particularized others” and “generalized others.” This fractiousness of the self also forms perceptions of others in interpersonal communication. Our perceptions of others is similarly fractious and discursive because we perceive based on our interpretations of the counterparty’s physiology, culture, and social roles, which also include socioeconomic status and “race,” and different kinds of cognitive complexities discussed at length in Chapter 3 of the textbook.

  • Examine how a specific relationship in your workplace with a coworker or boss is perceived by you based on the range of interpretations available to you (these are physiology, culture and social roles, etc.).
  • Based on your experience of perception of this counterparty, is there anything you can do differently in order to improve your relationship? In order to answer this last question, you need to refer to the various guidelines for improving perception and communication beginning on page 91 of the textbook.


  • Refer to the Critical Thinking Rubric in the Module 2 Folder for more information on expectations for this assignment.