Maris is preparing to apply to graduate programs this December, and she has asked two of her professors to give her advice on her personal statement.Professor Markus said, “You talk

Maris is preparing to apply to graduate programs this December, and she has asked two of her professors to give her advice on her personal statement.Professor Markus said, “You talk too much about your personal life in your statement,” whereas Professor Sedikides said, “You should talk more about your personal life in your statement.” As a dialectic thinker born and raised in China, how do you think Maris will respond to this contradictory feedback?
A) Maris will respond negatively and experience a lot of anxiety and distress.
B) Maris will respond negatively and completely disregard the piece of information she disagrees with most.
C) Maris will respond positively and think the contradiction is an interesting puzzle to resolve.
D) Maris won’t have much of an emotional reaction in response to the contradictory information.
E) Maris will be confused by the contradictory information and will seek out a third opinion.

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