by Terri Reddout
In my last post, Perception Checking: An excellent method for keeping your foot out of your mouth, I told you about the benefits of perception checking and the three steps of a perception check.
When I first taught perception checking, I would give the lecture and simply turn students loose on the perception checking assignments. That’s when I learned how powerful a communication tool perception checking can be.
The case of the woman who wasn’t prepared for her perception to be correct
Once, a student asked me if it was okay not to share the details of her perception check in her paper.
I asked why.
She said the perception check confirmed one of her perceptions about her husband. She had tears in her eyes.
She didn’t want to share the details of what she learned from her perception check with me. It was too personal.
She never provided me with the details, but my perception is her perception check revealed her husband was cheating on her.
Thus, the inspiration for Terri’s Perception Check warnings. Continue reading Perception checking: One powerful tool