To me interpersonal communication describes the exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages between two different people. Joseph DeVito states that “interpersonal communication is inevitable, irreversible, and unrepeatable” due to these things effective communication is a necessary skill for us to function in our day to day lives (p. 20). Therefore, I have created a theory for interpersonal communication that goes as follows; To experience effective communication you must understand: your culture, the other person’s culture, and how to listen effectively. By knowing these three things you can consistently avoid misunderstandings and promote understanding in your interpersonal and intercultural relationships.
Non-verbal communication consists mainly of the things people do with their body language. There are times where words are expressed and non-verbal communication could help emphasize the message. A few examples of nonverbal communication are hand gestures eye contact, facial expressions as well as tone and volume. I was given this assignment to observe a situation and take note of the nonverbal communication that occurred. I also had to observe whether the non-verbals were able to execute the message and if the behavior was acceptable.
1. Confidence implies one's estimation of one's self. On the off chance that you have a low estimation of your esteem, to yourself, to others, to society, to whatever it is that you relate yourself to, that is low confidence. That is truly all it is. Your own estimation of your own esteem. Confidence is simply the route in which one perspectives. In their own life and their expert life, it is simply the route in which they present as certain, their managers and future companions will consider them to be such. In the event that they see themselves to be useless and monstrous, they will in all probability have that sort of mentality in their discourse, non-verbal communication, and work efficiency.
Any communication interaction involves two major components in terms of how people are perceived: verbal, or what words are spoken and nonverbal, the cues such as facial expressions, posture, verbal intonations, and other body gestures. Many people believe it is their words that convey the primary messages but it is really their nonverbal cues. The hypothesis for this research paper was: facial expressions directly impact how a person is perceived. A brief literature search confirmed this hypothesis.
Nonverbal communication is behaviors and characteristics that convey meaning with out the use of words. Sometimes accompanying verbal messages, to clarify or reinforce them. (Floyd, Communicating Nonverbally, 2013) It is said to be true that nonverbal communication sometimes gives more information that verbal communication. People’s facial expressions, gestures, and personal appearance are all forms of nonverbal communication and it relies on our sense of vision. For instance, when my sorority and I get together for a meeting and the president of our chapter stands up in front of everyone to share information, it is important that we let her know that we are interested by nodding our head in agreement, smiling at her, clapping our hands, and keeping eye contact with her so she knows our focus is on her. For our chapter it is important to reassure our president that we are listening and focused on what she has to say by using nonverbal behaviors. Without nonverbal communication, it would be hard to tell when someone is interested or not in a conversation. Nonverbal communication helps us maintain
Undeniably, presentations give individuals an opportunity to connect with your clients, colleagues, and other contacts. Presentations are a rich two-way communication environment. However, it is essential that you build credibility before, during, and after your presentation. In addition, authenticity is of the utmost importance; even if you plan and rehearse, authenticity must be maintained. With presentations, nervousness and fear can be overcome by numerous strategies to ensure that your presentation is effective. Moreover, it is crucial that your nonverbal behavior displays confidence, strength, and concern. Enhancing these strategies can assist you in delivering a spectacular presentation (Cardon, 2013).
My terms for chapter one through four are; communication, text, language, and nonverbal communication. Communication, the act of forming reciprocal meaning amongst individuals, is the end purpose of my other three definitions. While intentional or not, by using text, language, and nonverbal communication, communication is occurring. Text, language, and nonverbal communication are both tools for communication, and the offspring of it. Just as the process of communication is a mutual act, with both entities developing with the progression of communication, these tools of communication change the act of communication itself and also evolve themselves over time.
In a romantic relationship, it is easy to have miscommunication between a man and a woman. “Most researchers agree that 70% or more of the meaning of any message is communicated through nonverbal channels like eye contact, facial expressions, posture, hand gestures, etc.” (Stinnett, 2015). Verbal and nonverbal messages are like a relationship, they work well together that way the message is sent and delivered appropriately and that there is no miscommunication. Women have their way of expressing themselves to their boyfriend, fiancé, and or husband and vice versa for men. This paper will focus on the varying behavior of gender in expressing the different type of emotions using nonverbal communication in a romantic relationship. Following
Although there were times that I considered myself helping to deescalate the situation between Brenda and I, I was very much a part of the problem by being pass aggressive. Wood (2016) states that passive aggression is acting aggressively while denying feelings or acting aggressive. Verbally I could have tried having dialogue with Brenda to understand her perspective of what she was thinking to understand how she was feeling. I should have voiced how I felt, instead of trying to avoid the conflict, due to fear of what I might have inappropriately said. Wood states (2016), competent interpersonal communicators are sensitive to others and their preferences and choose their words accordingly.
Nonverbal communication is communication through sending and receiving wordless cues such as body language between two people. Communication can be through gestures and touch, body language, posture, facial expression, or eye contact. Face to face interactions of nonverbal communication can be classified into three areas: environmental conditions, physical characteristics of the communicators, and behaviors of communicators during the interaction. Approximately two thirds of all communication is made up of nonverbal communication. “Scientific research of nonverbal communication and behavior began with the 1872 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Since that time, there has been an abundance of research on the effects and expressions of unspoken communication and behavior.” (Cherry)
Our textbook describes the communicative value of nonverbal communications as communication by nonlinguistic means, whether visually, physically, or vocally: another meaning involves messages expressed without words. Nonverbal communication involves messages expressed without words. Nonverbal resembles verbal communication in some ways and is quite different from it in others
Although unrecognized, Nonverbal Communication is used daily. Nonverbal Communication has many twists and turns. You can never fully understand what someone else is thinking. You can take a guess through their gestures, and facial expressions, but even then inaccuracy prevails.
There are many ways people can communicate with each other. Some people communicate through music, such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, Isley Brothers, and Linkin Park. Others may spread the word through ministry, poetry, or sculpting. In general, there are many ways people can communicate with each other. The number one way of communicating is verbal. People might think that nonverbal communication is universal, but it’s not. There are multiple times when people use alternative methods of communication. Most of the time people are communicating when they don’t even know it. For instance, a job interview deals with a lot of communication and different types of different cultures.
Coming into this class I didn’t know much about proper communication techniques and how I was communicating incorrectly. I didn’t know anything about I-Statements or different exit strategies in conflict. I was very in the dark about communication and how it works. For my Personal Growth Profile I decided to do a digital airbrush painting which I titled “Dark Flower”. This painting is an abstract portrait in which the girl is dark and cold around the edges, but inside she is full of warmth and light. This painting is the perfect representation of how I have personally grown throughout this course.
Nonverbal communication can range from gestures, facial expressions, and other behaviors that are attempting to send a message to another person without using words to communicate. With several forms of nonverbal communication, there is an attached message with the behaviors, though they can have different meanings to different people. The message being sent along with the nonverbal behaviors can also be directly noticed and understood by the other person in the conversation, or can be completely misunderstood or unnoticed. While examining the characteristics and behaviors of nonverbal gestures, we can unravel the message being relayed within communication. I had identified two couples each on a date at Panino’s restaurant, finding individual characteristics of nonverbal communication, as one couple had been in a disagreement and one couple had a more romantic evening together. Though during the observation of each interaction, I had noticed contradistinction between the way the two couples communicated using non-verbally, movement and gesture, and facial display messages.