Nonverbal Communication

1315 WordsApr 24, 20066 Pages
Nonverbal Communication One thing we all have in common is that we must all communicate in one form or another. Everyone communicates if they know it or not. Both verbal and nonverbal communication is used during conversations. Using both forms helps convey and support the messages you are trying to send. Communication is the backbone of human existence. Without it we would be nothing more than organized matter. It has allowed us to grow, learn, build, and survive. When we talk to another person we are sending a message which is received, decoded, and responded to accordingly. But there is much more to communication than just its verbal aspects. The way we hold ourselves, tone of voice, bodily gestures, eye movement, all of these are…show more content…
It somewhat identifies our physical qualities also. First impressions are made from how we view physical appearance. Race, sex, hairstyle, and size are what we notice first when we view someone for the first time. For example, in order to get some jobs you have to be presentable. Meaning that the supervisor that makes his or her decision of hiring the person based on their physical appearance. Proxemics is space and the use of it. Found information states that "Edward T. Hall said that people maintain space between each other based on their relationship or based on how they feel about each other". For example men use more personal space than women. Men are more likely to invade others personal space especially women. They prefer face to face conversation than women do. Oculescis is defined as eye behavior, eye contact, a way of listening and a way of communicating to others. The complexity of human nonverbal communication may be illustrated by the physical face and the eyes. The face is a primary expresser of emotions. The study of oculesics, are the pupils of the human eye. Which shows that a human responds variously to many different situations? Studies show that the pupil either closes or widens under fearful or friendly conditions. Eye contact is misinterpreted all the time. Research states that "women rarely stare. They engage in more eye contact while conversation. They signal interest by keeping eye contact. Women do break
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