This article suggests that self-disclosure should be understood from an interactive point of view. It also suggests that self-disclosure should be a strategy of speech communication. On examining the revised curriculum in 2015, it was found that the contents of education related to self-disclosure were mainly dealt with from the viewpoint of the speaker. Therefore, this study focused on an audience-oriented strategy, since dialogue is an interaction between the speaker and the listener. In the self-disclosure method, the principle of ‘empathy’ is most important because the audience sincerely takes into account the speaker’s self-disclosure information and goes along with his feelings. Reflecting on this point, in this study, we tried to find out the main factors that led to the positive process of self-disclosure in ‘empathic listening’ of the listener. The film, < Good Will Hunting >, was selected to confirm the development of the aspects of empathic listening strategies and the way in which self-disclosure are developed. As the self-disclosure progresses in < Good Will Hunting >, the focus and topic of the conversation is transferred from Sean and circumstance itself to Will himself. Moreover, in the process of self-disclosure, Will establishes the correspondence between his inner thoughts, feelings, and desires. In other words, the person who showed self-defensive and distorted self-disclosure changed into a person who could truly look into his inner self and express it with authenticity. Through the positive process of Will’s self-healing and growth, he was able to see the importance of proper self-disclosure. Through this discussion, it can be seen that in the process of self-disclosure, the role of the listener is as important as the speaker’s. When the listener sincerely intends to empathize with the speaker, the process of self-disclosure can be positive.