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Perception Essay

814 words - 4 pages

Perception is a very powerful thing many people rely heavily on other
people’s perceptions of them. I myself rely on the fact that people find me to be
knowledgeable as well as someone that is easy to talk to in order to do my job
well. This paper will help me to understand how perception works through doing
an analysis of what three observers declared were their perceptions of a
photograph. In this paper, I will explain the steps of the perception process; as well
as provide descriptions of my observers as well as explanations as to how their
backgrounds may have affected their perceptions. Finally I will look into my
observer’s perceptions by analyzing their thoughts.
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The second person is my brother a 25-year-old male
who works as a hotel reservations supervisor he is generally not a people person
who pretty much sticks to himself but enjoys having a good time with close
friends he is from a small farm town. 
Based on his typical behavior he will
probably not see the photo as positively as some others might and will make jokes
about the subject in the photo. The final person is a friend who is a 25-year-old
male and Hotel General Manager. This individual is a very quiet person who does
not make friends easy but is very loyal to those friends he does have he is also
very inquisitive and is always asking questions. 
Life experiences will probably
have him seeing the photo in a good light and wonder about what the person is
doing in the photo.
I have reviewed the photo with these individuals and compared their
observations with the steps of the perception process and come up with some
observations. The first step selection was very prevalent in the observations of the
second subject. Observer #2 said: "taking a break" to describe what the man in the
photo was doing. This individual used to work on a road crew and would take a
break wherever they were no matter why they were when it was time for a break.
Thus, I chose to...

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