Juror 8 Communication

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Communication Juror 8 communicated in multiple forms throughout the film, changing styles to gain support on an individual basis. Juror 8 target individuals one by one with his communication style, but at the start of the film he began communicating with nonverbal cues through facial expressions, which displayed his internal conflict. Juror 8 understood the process of communication involved sending an encoded message that was to be decoded by the receiver and each receiver decodes messages in different ways based on personality type (Budjac Corvette, 2007, p. 87). During the film juror 8 had a tremendous amount of noise to overcome so that his messages could be properly decoded to each individual. For the start of the negotiation process the…show more content…
Juror 7 was interested in just finishing deliberation giving little attention to the details of the communication process. Juror 10 suffered from a mental road block that consisted of a desire to suppress minorities out of fear. Juror 8 used different forms of communication as a surgeon would use a scalpel, meticulously cutting through layers of noise that prevented sound doctrine to be received. He allowed the true motives of each juror to be communicated to the rest of the party, thereby breaking down alliances that had formed against him through revealing the reasoning behind each individual’s decision making…show more content…
He was corporative with them and gave them the fair chance to change his mind. Juror 8 used his positive attitude to be collaborative during this scene. According to Conflict Management, “if your general attitude toward conflict is positive, you are likely to be able to adopt a collaborative style” (Budjac Corvette, 2007, p. 63). Juror 8 was a perfect example of being collaborative and taking an integrated approach to keep focused on the issue in front of him rather than on the other jurors (Flouri & Fitsakis, 2007, p. 456). Juror 8 used integration style throughout the deliberation process with the other jurors. Juror 8 used an open thinking strategy, facilitating the other jurors to think outside the box, and become open to hearing other possibilities of the evidence presented. According to Conflict Management, “integration is to remove limitations,” which is exactly what Juror 8 did in the deliberation room (Budjac Corvette, 2007, p.

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