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Expressive Roles And Task Roles


Definition: Expressive roles and task roles describe two ways of participating in social relationships. People in expressive roles tend to pay attention to how everyone is getting along, managing conflict, soothing hurt feelings, encouraging good humor, and take care of things that contribute to one’s feelings of the social group. People in task roles, on the other hand, pay more attention to achieving whatever goals are important to the social group (such as making sure the dinner is cooked in a family).

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