Human beings are social animals

[2] ASSIGNMENT
Rejection Response
As you seek out your field experience site, you will encounter many “no” responses. How
would you respond to rejection from a site? How would you learn from this “no” response
before you approach the next site? Write a 1-page paper where you address this concern.
You
should convey a friendly tone in your audio response. Submit your paper and audio file to
the Dropbox.
Source: Soundcloud. Retrieved from http://soundcloud.com/
Submit your template email and practice call recording to the Dropbox for review

Rejection Response

Human beings are social animals and everyone wants to feel loved or accepted. When
one is rejected, it makes them feel sad, isolated, and lonely. Rejection is where an individual is
excluded from society and its activities. For example, one can be rejected by people or rejected
from participating in community activities like going to school, attending church, getting a job or
and so on.
Even though some kinds of rejection is an inevitable part of life, it can become a problem
when it is prolonged as it leads to negative effects and feelings of insecurity and extreme
sensitivity to judgment. It can also lead to negative psychological conditions like low self
esteem, depression, introvertness, anger (McDougall, Hymel, Vaillancourt, & Mercer, 2001) and
many such adverse behaviors.
Job-hunting has become a trying task that is tedious and emotionally draining. Most tasks
if done in the right manner yield positive results but job hunting because of the scarcity of them,
there is no guarantee that if you apply and you have all the qualifications they need, that you
shall get the job. Since job-hunting success depends on things beyond our control, this makes it
very tricky especially if all you are getting is regret letters. This continuous rejection can lead to

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feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and rejection. It can easily lead to bigger psychological defects
like depression or violent behavior.
People react differently to rejection a phenomenon known as rejection sensitivity model
(Levy et al., 2001). Some have a fighting spirit and push on until they overcome it; others tend to
seek revenge while others just give (Downey, 2008). The best way to approach job hunting is
form a group with your friends who are also looking for jobs so that you can give each other
moral and psychological support. Research show that having social support is a way protective
mechanism against the harmful effects of stress (Taylor, 2007). A support group will also help
you network and find more contacts for job-hunting as well as help you review why you did not
get the previous placement and the group would help you improve on your weakness and
strengths.

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References

Bierman, K. L. (2003). Peer rejection: Developmental processes and intervention strategies.
New York: The Guilford Press
Downey, G. (2008). The disregulating effect of social threat in people with borderline
personality disorder. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for
Personality and Social Psychology, Feb. 7-9, 2008.
Leary (Ed.), Interpersonal rejection (pp. 213–247). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Levy, S. R., Ayduk, O., & Downey, G. (2001). The role of rejection sensitivity in people’s
relationships with significantothers and valued social groups. In M. R. Leary
(Ed.),Interpersonal rejection (pp. 251–289). New York, NY: OxfordUniversity Press
McDougall, P., Hymel, S., Vaillancourt, T., & Mercer, L. (2001). The consequences of
childhood rejection. In M. R.
Taylor SE. Social support. In: Friedman HS, Silver RC, editors. Foundations of health
psychology. Oxford University Press; New York: 2007. pp. 145–171.

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