For this journal activity, you will focus on the influence of language on shaping perceptions of human behavior. Specifically, consider how the words we use can have a dramatic positive or negative influence on how we view the personality characteristics of others. Respond to each of the following prompts with a minimum of 3 to 5 sentences. Address the rubric criteria listed in the Module Six Activity Guidelines and Rubric and support your answers with a credible source when necessary.
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• We often consciously or unconsciously promote stereotypes about personality disorders during casual conversations. Consider the language used within your own culture (e.g., family members, friends, colleagues) when discussing personality disorders and imagine engaging in conversation about Jamal. Describe the language that might be used, as well as the thoughts and feelings that you might experience during such a conversation.
• Describe how the words we use to discuss personality disorders (e.g., “narcissistic,” “borderline,” “antisocial”) shape our perception of what is considered normal or abnormal. Provide an example with your response.
• Describe ways that you could enhance compassion, empathy, and acceptance for Jamal, and all people who struggle with psychological disorders. Include specific language that could be used in conversations to respond in a prosocial manner.