CH 6 (Charecteristics of Nonverbal Communicunition (You are always showing…
Charecteristics of Nonverbal Communicunition
You are always showing communication, even if your eyes are closed or your sleeping, you are still showing forms of communication.
No matter what we do we are sending out messages that say stuff about aourselves and our relationship with other people.
Non verbal cues include: are you sitting foreward or reclining back? si your posture tensed or relaxed? are your eyes wide open or closing, whats your facial expression.
Some people try to hide their emotions but if your embaressed you cant hid it, your face gets red.
Non-verbal communication allows us to demonstrate the kind of relationships we have or want with others.
Nonverbal messages also convey emotions that we might not want to like "I'm tired" "im attracted to them" "Im angry at someone in this room"
Emblems: culturally understood substitutes for verbala expressions. Nodding your head up and down is a way of saying yes.
Certain expressions around the world have different meanings around the world.
Types of Nonverbal Communication
These include face and eyes, posture, body movement, gestures touch and voice.
Kinesics: descriibe the study of how people communicate through bodily movements.
Face and eyes are the most noticeable parts of the body so the messages are easiest to read from your face, so many facial expressions. 8 positions for eye brows, 10 for your lower face.
The english language indicates deep like between posture and communication such as "stand on your own 2 feet' or "dont be so uptight"
Gestures are an important communication, especially for deaf people whohave been using them since birth.
Manipulators: Movements in which one part of the body grooms, massages, rubs, hods, pinches, picks and so on.
Haptics: Scientists distinguish this as the study of touching. Touch is a part of responding to others
Paralanguage: describes teh way a message is spoken. Vocal rate, pronuciation, pitch, tone, volume, and emphasis can give the same word or words many meanings.
Functions of Nonverbal Communication
3 nonverbal signals that indicate a speaker has finished talking and is ready to yeild to listener include 1) changes in vocal intonation. 2) a drawl on the last syllable or the stressed syllable in a clause. 3) a drop in vocal pitch or loudness when speaking a common expression such as "you know"
Regulators: cues that help control verbal interaction. example: wide array of turn-taking signals in everyday conversation.
Eye contact is another way of regulating verbal communication.In conversation, the person listening looks more at the speaker than the reverse.
We dont always tell the truth, sometimes we are "saving the face" for example if your at a boring family event you try to act like we are having a great time.
"Deception Detection" three findings that have been supported time and again in the studies.
The 3 findings; 1) we are accurate, a shade better than what we could acheive with a coin flip. 2) We overestimate our abilities to detect others lies. 3) We have a strong tendancy to judge others.
3 examples of constructing good impressions 1) manner- refers to the way we act and control our facial expressions, and voice. 2) Appearance- how we dress, our hair, makeup, scents. 3) Setting - physical items we surroundourselves with like personal belongings vehicles.
Non Verbal Communication Defined
It si a messagfe expressed by nonlinguistic means.
Fails to distinguish between vocal communication and verbal communication.
For example "i love you" could mean different things depending on how you say it or what tone you use.
Nonlinguistic messages are like what we do which conveys what we are saying.
93% of emotional impact comes from a nonverbal source, and 7% is verbal
Facial expression, postures, gestures, are all ques of how the communicator is portraying.