Three Forms Of Non-Verbal Communication

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Non-verbal communication is a form of messaging that takes place whether one is conscious of it or not. It can be used in conjunction with verbal messages or it can suffice as its own language. This essay exemplifies three forms of non-verbal communication. The emblem, the illustrator, and affect displays. One place where you can witness an array of non-verbal communication is in the gym. Most people in these settings are either wearing headphones or have tuned out their surroundings. The most commonly used gesture I observed in the gym is the emblem. I noticed many occurrences of this specific style of non-verbal communication. But one case, in particular, a guy (guy #1) wearing headphones who had been using a set of dumbbells set them down beside himself as he continued to work out on other areas …show more content…
Once he had his attention, he subsequently pointed down at the dumbbells and nodded his head slightly as a way of inquiring about the equipment he intended to use. Guy #1, who quickly picked up on guy #2 intention, gestured by raising his index finger and motioning them side to side as a way to inform guy #2 that the equipment was no longer in use. This quick exchange is fairly common in gym settings. Another fairly common exchange is the fist-bump. This tactile form of communication is a popular greeting technique in places where bodily fluids like sweat are very apparent. This greeting is more common among men than women and occurs frequently in group settings. I was able to observe this act as members of the gym entered and exited. I was able to observe other forms of non-verbal messages at Walmart. A child who wandered into the toy section of the store against his mother’s wishes was summons back with a very popular hand gesture. Gestures that accompany verbal messages are called

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