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Mindfulness

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

In any human communication transactional process, meanings are negotiated via three layers: content, relational, and identity. In developing a mindful interaction state, the mindful communicator is capable of being reflexive of her or his own state of identity emergence and that of others. Mindfulness is, simply phrased, the state of intentional awareness of the self's and the other's identity perspective.

In communicating with culturally dissimilar others, it is vital that communicators develop a mindful outlook because of multiple identity issues at work. Although some individuals ...

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