The Channels of Nonverbal Messages (Touch messages (Emotions (For example,…
The Channels of Nonverbal Messages
Body gestures and appearance
Emblems: translate into words or phrases
enhance verbal messages they accompany
For example, when people are driving and I'm telling them where to go, I will say the direction and point.
Movements of the face or general body movement
Behaviors that monitor, control, coordinate, or maintain the speaking of the individual
Movements that usually satisfy a physical need
Movements directed at a person
Gestures focused one an object
Taller people have been known to be more successful
Height has been shown to be significant in a wide variety of situations
The more attractive, the more successful
Hair length, style, color
Facial and eye messages
Facial management: enable you to communicate your feelings in order to achieve the effect you want
For example, to smile at someone when they complement you.
For example, I do not act overjoyed when my friend is not having a good day.
Facial feedback: your facial expressions influence physiological arousal
To show the speaker your listening
Women make more eye contact than men
Shows lack of interest
Short distance between two people that are together
Known as the "bubble"
When someone is in your bubble, you feel uncomfortable
Conveyed through objects or arrangements
People use different colors to convey actions and feelings
For example, stoplights. Red means stop, green means go.
People get an idea of who you are by how you dress
For example, "dress for success" is said so people get a good and appropriate first impression of you for a job interview.
For example, giving a hug to someone sad or to someone you haven't seen in a while
For example, my siblings and I will slap each other in a playful manner to get the other one wound up
For example, tapping someone on the shoulder to get them to turn around and look at you
For example, shaking hands when greeting someone
Paralanguage and silence messages
For example, when my brother lies his voice gets higher
For example, when I'm mad or telling a story of something that made me mad, I tend to talk very loud
The "silent treatment"
For example, when I am mad or upset at someone I tend to not talk to them or say very little