Non Verbal Communication

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Communication is one way to connect people all around the world. It is rather complex way of relaying information, because it is verbal or non-verbal, and within verbal there are thousands of different languages and many forms of non-verbal as well. The two, verbal and non-verbal even work collectively at times. Although non-verbal communication lacks specifics, it is a way to communicate from a distance or understand a different language in the form of gestures. A person’s everyday actions are non-verbal forms of communication such as, handshakes, nods, body and facial expressions, but careful the meaning of gestures varies throughout the world. Gestures mean very different things depending on where you travel. Hand signals, nods, and …show more content…
Britain’s use of two fingers shaped as the letter V, is often confused with the meaning of victory, when they actually mean it as an aggressive insult by turning their hand around. A different use of hand signals happens in sports. Teams have designed hand gestures as a form of communication with their play caller on the field as a “secret code”. However, in Australia hand gestures are a symbolic display for mourning the death of a loved one, they sometimes do not speak for months out of respect for the dead. Throughout the world simple gestures such as a handshake become formalities and demonstrations of status. In East Africa, elders only palm touch, but in West Africa once hands touch to shake, a person also touches their own arm. Some countries such as Turkey require handshakes to continue until traders settle on a deal in the market. While in India handshakes display …show more content…
Take for example the use of the straight-forward, expressionless “poker face”, it appears that a person has a blank face and does not show emotions, but they do. This type of facial expression is difficult to decipher, but after carefully studying a person’s habits they will show cues. Body language and facial expressions are hard to control because most of them occur naturally. Most people use body language to intensify or emphasize what they are discussing. In most cultures people use body language even when the other person cannot see them, such as talking on the phone. Our body and facial expressions display our fears, anxieties, and even lies. The muscles in a person’s face are difficult to manipulate into showing false feelings. Our eyes alone reveal a lot; or achieve intimidation through a stare. New Zealanders accompany stares with chants to suggest hostile contests. Not all facial expressions are bad, because a simple smile and laugh can ease pain and create

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