According to Abacon (2010, pg. 1)," Self-disclosure is seen as a useful strategy for sharing information with others. By sharing information, we become more intimate with other people and our interpersonal relationship is strengthened."
Self-disclosure can be balanced with privacy by refraining from sharing too much information with another individual or a group of people. It is important to be open, but anyone can go overboard and share intimate details that don't need to be shared with other particular individuals. It is important to show self-restrain when exercising self-disclosure (Verdeber and Verdeber, 2008).
Feedback is a crucial part of the communication process. Without feedback, a person can be left hanging at the end of a conversation, not knowing if the person accepted or ignored his or her last statement or overall communication. This can lead to assumptions, misunderstandings, unnecessary anger, frustration, and anxiety (Verdeber and Verdeber, 2008).
According to Harvey (2002, pg. 1), "We drew on the theoretical literature in the social sciences that defines interpersonal power (i.e., relationship power) as the ability to influence another person in order to achieve desired ends.