Parenting - Behaviour | 0-18 yrs

Types Of Nonverbal Communication

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Communication is often reduced to words and language in our minds. To put it in a different way, we think of communication only as verbal. However, nonverbal communication is also of immense importance. 

Although nonverbal communication is not used actively once we learn to express ourselves through language, we still engage in it. And, most of the time, we are blissfully unaware of the fact that we are sending out nonverbal cues. 

We use nonverbal communication to enhance or amplify the meaning of what we are communicating through our words. A shrug or shoulders or the wave of our hand coupled with what we say makes a more powerful statement compared with the use of mere words.

Our ClipBook brings to you the common forms of nonverbal communication that we all indulge in.

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What Is Nonverbal Communication?

Nonverbal communication is the process of communicating without the use of words. But, the questions that most of us would ask ourselves is, "What is the need for nonverbal communication?" Although we have well-developed languages, we still need t...

Cultural Differences In Nonverbal Communication

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Facial Expressions

It’s important to look at those trying to communicate with us. This is because, along with speech, most of us also make facial expressions, which how the other person is feeling. This goes a long way in helping us frame our response...

Gestures And Signs

To convey our message more effectively, most of us use gestures and signs. These include the use of hand signs or title of the head or widening of the eyes and so on. The gestures we use are also influenced by our culture and the kind of people we...

Touch

After birth and before we learn verbal communication skills, a major part of the communication takes place through touch. It helps us convey feelings of reassurance, love, anger and aggression. We also touch others while speaking with them due to ...

Eye Contact

It is normal for us to make eye contact with others during communication. However, we fail to appreciate its importance and effectiveness. Making eye contact not only helps us understand what's going on in the mind of others, but also conveys to t...

Body Posture

How we move our body and position ourselves while talking with others tells a lot about our intentions and how we perceive the other individual to be. Our body posture gives important cues to others about us and shapes their response...

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