Nonverbal Communication (Function of Nonverbal Communication (Repeating,…
Characteristic of Nonverbal Communication
"Message express through nonlinguistic means"
Nonverbal has communicative value
Ex: I tend to wander my eyes around when listening to a boring topic.
Nonverbal Communication is Primarily Relational
Ex: a police officer uses gestures to direct the flow of traffic.
Nonverbal Communication is Ambiguous
Nonverbal is Different than Verbal
Nonverbal Skills are Important
Influences on Nonverbal Communication
Ex: some hand gestures in my country are different from U.S
ex: women smile more, use more facial expression,...
Function of Nonverbal Communication
Emblems: describe deliberate nonverbal behaviors that have precise meaning
Illustrators: nonverbal behaviors that accompany and support spoken words
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Posture and Gesture
kinesics: study of body movement, gesture, and posture.
Faces and Eyes (play an important part)
Paralanguage: use for describing nonverbal language
Ex: I shift the emphasis of the word to change the meaning of the sentence.
Intimate distance: being with skin contact and ranch about 18 in.
Personal distance: 18 in. to 4 ft.
Social distance: 4 to 12 ft.
Public distance 12 ft and further
Chronemics: how human being uses and structure time.
Building Competence in Nonverbal Communication
Tune Out Words
Use Perception Checking
Pay Attention to Your Own Nonverbal Behavior
ex: I usually express unwanted nonverbal sign, which cause harm in my relationships.