Human Communication: Non Verbal Communication

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According to the National Society of Communication Professionals, only seven percent of our communication is verbal the remaining ninety-three percent is non verbal. However, most of us tend to focus consciously focus on that seven percentile. Unconsciously, we use our body language to communicate information to others without saying a word. Take greetings for instance, we extend our hand out well before they approach us to shake it. Those who possess a thorough knowledge of body language hold an advantage over others, especially in politics. In this paper, the influence of nonverbal communication will be examined through observations of various politicians and their campaigns. Politicians’ body cues reveal more about them than their words do. Their words can be lacking, biased or lies, but their unconscious movements, gestures and facial expressions make it difficult to hide true feelings. Nonverbal communication consists of body movement, facial expression, stance, posture and tone of voice. For most of us, we are not consciously aware of what our body is doing. However, our brain handles the load for us. Webster’s Dictionary defines “instinct” as “an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli” (Webster). For example, if someone tells you they are fine, but they seem very fidgety; you automatically assume they are nervous or anxious about something. This is a basic instinct. An important aspect of communication people are
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