Look below to answer my question.Which of the following can be characterized as a descriptive "I" statement? A) "You're not doing your share around here."B) "I'm worried about the way our customers...

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Which of the following can be characterized as a descriptive "I" statement? A) "You're not doing your share around here."
B) "I'm worried about the way our customers will react to your report if it contains any errors."
C) "There are three terrible problems with the job you've done: it's late, it's incomplete, and it's messy."
D) "I refuse to work with a negative person like you."

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"I" messages (or "I statements") are statements made which denotes the feelings, values, or beliefs of the person speaking. (In contrast to "You statements" which denotes (or focuses upon) the feelings, beliefs, or values of the person being spoken to.

Therefore, the answer to your question would be answer "B."

Answer "A" is a "you statement." The speaker is telling another person that they are not doing their job. Answer "C" is also a "you statement." It refers, again, to the ability of the person being spoken to. Answer "D" is another example of a "you statement" based upon the fact that it refers to the feelings (negativity) of the person being spoken to.

The only answer which contains a "I statement" is answer "B." It refers to the feelings of the speaker in regards to their fears (feelings) alone.

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