HCOM 214: Interpersonal COMM & Conflict

Learning interpersonal communication skills to improve every part of our lives

Conflict and Power; Prompt #5

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I feel as if the most important currency is the personal currency. Personal currency is when you have desirable characteristics. This is really important to me because I feel like the rest of the currencies are easily attainable. However, with personal currency, I feel like it is something that is almost assigned to you with your personality, looks, beliefs. I know that I could not change my personality even if I tried. My looks could be modified slightly but for that most part this is how I look. And if I were to try to change my beliefs, I would only be lying to myself.

As far as expertise currency, no one is born with a skill. Everyone has to work and practice to make their skill plausible. So, this is reason that expertise currency wasn’t my first choice.

Something that goes decently hand in hand with the expertise currency is the resource currency. This is because if you have already taught your self enough skills, you will shortly get a decent paying job that can lead you to obtaining a substantial amount to resource currency. Another reason why resource currency is not my top choice is because at the end of the day, money is just money if you have no one to spend it with.

Lastly with social networking and intimacy currency, these also go very hand in hand. It starts with social currency which is easily obtained by being social. (Disclosure: in order to be good at socializing, you would possibly need that in your personal currency.) After you have obtained social currency, you are Able to obtain an intimate relationship. However, in order to do so, that person has to appreciate your personal currency and feel compatible with them.

In conclusion, all currency are fairly dependent on the personal currency. This is why I believe it is the most important.


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