The principal approach to Perception of self and others & what can assist someone to be a qualified manager

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The principal approach to Perception of self and others & what can assist someone to be a qualified manager

Everyone has his own world, his unique way to understand and evaluate the environment and the people within it. 'The situation may be the same but the interpretation of that situation by two individuals may be vastly different.'(Mullins, 1999, P.377)No two individuals can perceive the same thing in the same way. For example, a new established golf course is considered to be a perfect exercise place by one golf fan, but probably viewed as illegal demolition of natural environment by another. The physical environment is surely the same, but through each person's unique perception process, he has established his own understanding and interpretation of the environment and others. Personal perception influences major attitudes towards objects and other people.

Perception of self and others

Arnold makes such a definition on person perception in his book: 'Person perception concerns how we obtain, store and recall information about other people in order to make judgements about them'.¡]Arnold,

1998, p.274¡^. That's to say, we put a variety of information together about other people through a set of mental complex processes, and draw our conclusions.

'Perception is a complex process by which people select, organise and interpret sensory stimulation into a meaningful picture of the world' (Arnold, 1995, P.263)The general perceptual process can be divided into 3 stages.

'First of all, the first stage in the process of perception is selection and attention.' (Mullins, 1999, P.378).The person will process information and receive the stimuli from the environment such as sight, sound, smell, taste etc. But each person has his physical limits. It is impossible for an individual to surpass the limits to attend everything in his environment, so he has to learn to be...



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