Re: Personal Projects Analysis

Chad Hagans (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 08:57:25 -0500

> Travis Gee's comments incite me to enter the fray though I am not a
> clinical psychologist. Isn't it possible that we confuse "sociality" and
> "commonality"? How far is commonality necessary as a basis for sociality?

I think commonality is necessary as a basis for sociality only insofar as
both people have in common the ability to communicate in some way. Kelly's
original notion was that one is engaging in sociality whether or not one is
accurate in understanding another person's constructions. The process of
simply trying to step into the other's shoes and see the world from their
perspective is sociality, whether or not the two people have anything at
all in common.

Chad L. Hagans
Department of Psychology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-2250
(352) 392-0601, x 414
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