Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

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Communication has always been a vital part of our life and is important in the day to day interactions we participate in with friends, family and the people who are close to us. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “communication is the exchange of meanings between individuals through a common system of symbols.” Communication varies between two types, one being verbal communication and the other being non-verbal communication. Amy Lucas highlights in her article the fact that, Our ancestors hunted and gathered as a collective, depending upon one another for protection, sustenance and companionship. Our success as a species and as individuals depends upon our ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and non-verbally. Verbal and…show more content…
This is one of the first evidence we find in the study to prove that women are more interactive nonverbally when trying to communicate with their partner as touching does help emphasize the message that is being portrayed by the female. This helps in understanding that there is a difference between the touch of individuals in an intimate relationship and of those who are not. Interestingly it is not only Smith et al, who talks about the findings that women are more prone to use nonverbal communication then men, but events in a relation that happen during the course of the relationship for e.g, the birth of a child or the event of getting married, makes women stronger in being nonverbally active. Another article “Nonverbal communication accuracy in Married Couples” highlights the fact “Wives from dyads with children were
found to be more expressive or accurate en-
coders than their childless counterparts,
whereas the opposite trend was found for
 husbands(Buck).” This proves that as time passes, women not only become strong nonverbal communicators but men tend to be less nonverbally active. This helps support the claim made by Smith that women are in fact better at encoding and decoding nonverbal messages and they tend to improve on this quality, as there are changes in the female counterparts life. However, these were
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