Inattentive listening undermines self-verification in personal storytelling.

  title={Inattentive listening undermines self-verification in personal storytelling.},
  author={Monisha Pasupathi and Ben Rich},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={73 4},
Two studies explore the narrative construction of self-perceptions in conversational storytelling among pairs of same-sex friends. Specifically, the studies examined how listener behavior can support or undermine attempts to self-verify in personal storytelling. In two studies (n=100 dyads), speakers told attentive, distracted, or disagreeable (Study 1 only) friends about a recent experience. Distracted, but not disagreeable, friends tended to undermine participants' attempts to verify their… CONTINUE READING

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