Defining Identity

In the past, the view of our identity has been that individuality comes first, and then we interact to form

social groups. Many of the readings in Chapter 3 of BRIDGES NOT WALLS present a different view. Define identity
and discuss how communication builds identity
addresses self expression and self disclosure in communication. Authors discuss the uses of I-statements and  you-statements, and the paradoxical power of vulnerability. They also introduce guidelines for more effective  self-expression. This topic concludes with an essay which argues that open honest communication may, in certain  situations, do more harm than good. Subsequent readings explore different expressive styles, and particularly
gender differences