The Functions Of Nonverbal Communication In Different Cultures

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Nonverbal communication is the process of sending and receiving messages without using words, either spoken or written. Similar to the way that italicizing emphasizes written language, nonverbal behaviour may emphasize parts of a verbal message.(Nordquist, n.d.)
Non-verbal communication is communication that occurs without words which is continuous. (“Non-verbal Communication in Different Cultures | Businesstopia,” n.d.) It is body language and environmental context involved in any communication. (“Non-verbal Communication in Different Cultures | Businesstopia,” n.d.) It is not what is said with words but how it is said and expressed. There are many types of non-verbal communications like eye contact, hand movements, facial expressions, touch, gestures, etc.(“Non-verbal Communication in Different Cultures | Businesstopia,” n.d.)The functions of non-verbal communications are to accent the meaning of verbal messages (such as pointing while stating directions), to complement or contradict verbal messages (such as indicating sarcasm using verbal tone), to regulate interactions with others (such as using nonverbal cues to indicate when people should and should not speak), and to substitute for verbal messages (such as nodding instead of saying “yes”).(“7 Cultural
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Non-verbal communication is different from person to person and especially from one culture to another. Cultural background defines their non-verbal communication as many forms of non-verbal communications like signs and signals are learned behaviour.(“Non-verbal Communication in Different Cultures | Businesstopia,”
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