Nonverbal Communication (building competence in nonverbal communication…
Characteristics of nonverbal communication
most nonverbal communication is mostly relational.
facial expressions, body movements and vocal traits.
Even the best nonverbal decoders cannot approach with 100% accuracy.
in cultures eye contact and distance play roles in nonverbal comm.
when it comes to opposite sex nonverbal communication there are some big differences.
Although nonverbal behavior reveals information, we are not always conscious of what we are communicating non verbally.
Functions of nonverbal communication
Substituting: When you shrug you shoulders is an example. uses a long of emblems which is things that have precise meanings in cultures.
Deceiving: high self monitors are better at hiding deceit then others who do not self monitor.
repeating: repeating what ever you just said with corresponding hand gestures to help the listener comprehend what you said.
types of nonverbal communication
posture has a huge role to play in nonverbal communication.
kinesics: The study of body movement, gesture and posture.
face eyes and voice
face and eyes are probably the most noticed part of the body.
Manipulators: one part of the body that grooms, massages, holds, fidgets or pinches another
affect blends: the combination of two or more expressions.
haptics: the study of touch in human behavior.
building competence in nonverbal communication
chronemics: the study of how humans use structure time.
monochronic: emphasizing punctuality, schedules, and completing one task at a time.
polychronic: flexible schedules.
tune out words
keep using perception checks to see if what your registering is really what it is.
pay attention to your own nonverbal behavior.
intimate distance: begins with skin and goes out about 18 inches.
personal distance: ranges from 18 inches to 4 feet away
one of the things i found most interesting about this chapter was the fact that i was doing so many of these things wrong before and it really makes you take a step back and kind of change your ways.
one things that I didn't understand is why all of these studies don't end in "ology" but rather "ic".