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Relationship Management Journal – Part 11

Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Exercise 11: SAYING IT WITH “FLOWERS” INSIGHTS: I learned that we can works wonders if only we maintain unity and try to converge as much as possible rather than diverge. I discovered that I could also think and work quickly, whereas, all this while I thought that I was slow in every activity. I never knew that my friends in class admired my way of communicating

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 10

Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Exercise 10: STRENGTHNING RELATIONSHIPS – Going behind the Mask INSIGHTS: I learned that although masks are essential to live in the society, one needs to give it up where important and meaningful relationships are concerned. I discovered most of us play roles most of the times. I never knew before that each of us would be so strongly concealed within our social masks that it would lead

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 9

Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 Exercise 9: WHEN YOU LIKE WHAT I DISLIKE! INSIGHTS: I learned that a lot could be achieved by intelligent communication rather than arguments. I discovered that a win/lose situation can be avoided by dealing honestly with the matter. I never knew before that instead of engaging in verbal conflicts, one could resolve matters through plain dialogues. I was surprised by the fact that a little

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 8

Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Exercise 8: MENDING RELATIONSHIPS – I’m OK, You’re OK INSIGHTS: I learned the art of negotiation. I discovered that an agreement between two groups to honour each other’s problems can actually lead to healthy resolution of conflict. I was surprised that there were such easy ways of negotiation by making slight compromises yet we complicated matters. I became aware of the fact that an “in between” point

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 7

Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Exercise 7: MENDING RELATIONSHIPS – I’m OK, You’re OK INSIGHTS: I learned the art of negotiation. I discovered that an agreement between two groups to honour each other’s problems can actually lead to healthy resolution of conflict. I was surprised that there were such easy ways of negotiation by making slight compromises yet we complicated matters. I became aware of the fact that an “in between” point must be

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 6

Read 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Exercise 6: I’LL SHOW YOU – WHO’S BOSS INSIGHT: I learned that power conflict can be as harmful to the winner as to the loser. I discovered a way of resolving power conflicts. I never knew before that power conflicts can take place at a psychological level too. I was surprised (during the game played in class) by how much of power conflict one can enter into unnecessarily

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 5

Read 1, 2, 3 and 4 here Exercise 5: BREAKDOWNS IN RELATIONSHIPS Fragile – Handle with Care INSIGHT: I learned conflict management. I discovered that Ego and Power conflicts are two different things. I always thought that each arose as a result of the other. I never knew that by closing myself to others, I might give them a chance to misunderstand me and my feelings. I became aware that more often than not, I face avoid-approach

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 4

Read Part 1, 2 and 3 here Exercise 4 – SO YOU THINK YOU ARE A GOOD LISTENER INSIGHT: I learned that effective listening means picking up signals at the level of words and feelings. I discovered that most of the time I ‘hear’ rather than ‘listen’. I never knew before that I can be of immense help to an individual by just being a good listener. I realised that interrupting while listening to a person is not

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 3

Read Part 1 and 2 here. Exercise 3 – BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP INSIGHT: I learned how essential it is to handle rumours intelligently. I discovered the reason behind the distortion that takes place when a message gets passed on from one person to another. I never knew before that generalisation can lead to various interpretations (and sometimes, misinterpretations). I was surprised by how much my friends had judged me by my external appearance, namely, my clothes,

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Relationship Management Journal – Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Exercise 2: FORMING A RELATIONSHIP – To be Me, I Need You INSIGHT: I learned that there are four different levels of learning, namely, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. I discovered (through the Friendship Relation Survey Graph) that I am not stubborn as I used to think myself to be. I never knew before that I was an introvert. I was surprised by the fact that my area of free activity is so low.

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