Writing expressive dialogues can be used to assist individuals in developing their career identities — that is: stories that are needed to help people position themselves in relation to the current labour market. Writing expressive dialogues entails having written conversations with various parts of us — much like a playwright does with his characters — and making developmental gains in the process. In Dialogical Self Theory (DST) terms, it means talking to and with various I- positions on the page, perhaps forming coalitions, discovering counter positions, and innovating and integrating the self (Hermans & Hermans-Konopka, 2010, pp. 228–234). And as the playwright Miller suggests in the above quote, the creation of identity is an interactive process between self and others.
|Title of host publication||Assessing and Stimulating a Dialogical Self in Groups, Teams, Cultures, and Organizations|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan. 2016|