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