Self-Disclosure by Kendra Goff

Everyone has experienced self-disclosure at some point in his or her life. This is when we disclose intimate information about ourselves to another person. This gives our relationship with that person a chance to grow. However, this can be easier said than done. The following clip illustrates the difficulty we can have with self-disclosure. (Begin clip at 3:00)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4vPsoA8snI

In this clip Aladdin was given an opportunity reveal intimate information about himself (the fact that he is not a prince) to Jasmine. Had he told her that he wasn’t a prince, it would have given their relationship an opportunity to grow in a healthy way. Unfortunately, he lies instead. Now he must go on pretending he is something he’s not and their real relationship comes to a stand still.

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