Dimensions Of Nonverbal Communication

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Of all the types of communication, nonverbal communication is easy to overlook because it requires more than just basic listening skills to interpret. As defined by Wood (2013), nonverbal communication is comprised of “all communication other than words”. (p. 90) As there are many different parts to nonverbal communication, it is challenging to define and control however it plays an enormous role in establishing the relationship-level meaning of our communications. (Wood, 2013) There are three established dimensions of the relationship-level meaning that nonverbal communication conveys. (Wood, 2013)
Responsiveness is the first, and it refers to showing interest in others while liking refers more to how we feel about a person and whether these feelings are positive or not. Power is the final dimension, and it refers to how we either show dominance or submission as well as assert our status within a group, culture, or society. (Wood, 2013) While all of these are interconnected in the system of
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101) At the beginning of the movie where there are many scenes taking place in a tenement setting, it is clear that the culture in that area promotes more relaxed rules about proxemics and encourages closer contact even casually between those of opposite sexes, which is especially prominent during celebratory street dancing. The opposite is shown later during the Embassy Ball in which dancing, waltzing to be more precise, is shown as an incredibly stiff and precise affair with relatively little close proximity between dancers. Even outside of those conditions, like at the Ascot horse races, distance is maintained between attendees who are shown to be wealthier and have higher status. Another concept that is closely linked to proxemics is the nonverbal communication called environmental

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