Positive and Negative Communicative Behaviors in Coming-Out Conversations

@article{Manning2015PositiveAN,
  title={Positive and Negative Communicative Behaviors in Coming-Out Conversations},
  author={Jimmie Manning},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2015},
  volume={62},
  pages={67 - 97}
}
  • J. Manning
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
This essay features typographic analysis of 258 coming-out narratives from 130 diverse lesbian, gay, or bisexual participants. Two typologies of coming-out conversations, one exploring positive communicative behaviors and another exploring negative, are offered. Positive behaviors for all members of the conversation include open communication channels, affirming direct relational statements, laughter and joking, and nonverbal immediacy. Negative behaviors for those coming out included nervous… 
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