Principles of Nonverbal Communication (Help Manage Impressions (To secure…
Principles of Nonverbal Communication
Interact with Verbal Messages
Deliberately contradict your verbal messages with nonverbal movements.
Nonverbal movements may be used to control, or to indicate your desire to control.
To add nuances of meaning not communicated by your verbal messages.
Repeat or restate the verbal message nonverbally.
Used to accent or emphasize some part of the verbal message.
You may use nonverbal communication to substitute for verbal messages.
Help Manage Impressions
To secure help
Indicating helplessness, you might use open hand gestures.
To hide faults
You might avoid self-touching gestures.
To excuse failure
You might look sad, cover your face, and shake your head.
To be followed
You might dress the part of a leader, or display your diploma or awards where others can see them.
To be believed
You might use focused eye contact, a firm stance, or open gestures.
To confirm self image
You might dress in certain ways or decorate your apartment with things that reflect your personality.
To be liked
You might smile, pat another on the back, or smile warmly.
You give and receive cues, signaling when you are ready to speak, listen, and to comment.
Help Form Relationships
Your communicate affection, support, and love. at the same time you communicate displeasure, and animosity.
Crucial for Expressing Emotions
Facial expressions can reveal your emotional status.
Influence and Deceive
You can influence others not only through what you say but with the gestures you use.