Human Communication And Its Own Purpose

1948 Words Nov 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Everyone has been in that situation that requires them to be professional but also still show their personality. It is not easy trying to balance them either. One could decide to just be strictly professional or entirely show one’s personality. In some workplaces one need’s to show clients they can always be professional. Certain workplaces have dress codes and policies of what one can or cannot wear. Trying to figure out can be hard and sometimes impossible. This paper explains the nonverbal communication with the artifacts one wears. Clothing has its own purpose and can affect one’s behavior, social status, and success. Rank and job roles can be shown by accessories such as jewelry, make-up, and smoking. Eye glasses’ frames and gestures can communicate to one’s co-workers. Tattoos and piercings rules are being written in company dress policies.
Purposes and Functions Clothing has its own meaning in communication. We are being judged by our clothing every time we come in contact with someone. Human communication is accomplished by two ways, one third by words and the rest by nonverbal communication (Hickson, 1989). Clothes serve to be protection, social identification, sexual attraction, and many other services. Someone’s clothing can be different compared to others. Their clothing is based on their age, gender, occupation, personality, and values. According to William Thourlby, there are ten decisions that people around someone make based on their clothing along…
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