Verbal And Non Verbal Communication

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Humans, as a living creature have to interact with each other. We have known it as a communication. There are two types of communication. They are verbal and non-verbal. Verbal is a common types of communication where humans speak and use words to make any expression or statement. Verbal communication encompasses any form of communication involving words, spoken, written or signed. The conversation we have with our coworker at lunch, the morning news or the sports page we read in the morning--even the text message you send to your spouse telling him to pick up some milk is a form of verbal communication. Our ability to communicate with a language that is based on an organised system of words, rather than merely sounds, is what sets us apart …show more content…
For example, people may nod their heads vigorously when saying “yes” to emphasise that they agree with the other person, but a shrug of the shoulders and a sad expression when saying “I’m fine thanks,” may imply that things are not really fine at all. Non-verbal communication tries to make other people sure about what you are actually feeling or what you actually want to say. Non-verbal communication also helps people to provide feedback to the other person, define and reinforce the relationship between people, convey information about their emotional state and regulate the flow of communication. For example, by signalling to others that they have finished speaking or wish to say something.

There are many different types of non-verbal communication. They include:
1. Body Movements (Kinesics), for example, hand gestures or nodding or shaking the head
2. Para-language, or aspects of the voice apart from speech, such as pitch, tone and speed of speaking
3. Posture, or how people stand or sit, whether your arms are crossed, and so on
4. Closeness or Personal Space (Proxemics), which determines the level of intimacy
5. Eye Contact, where the amount of eye contact often determines the level of trust and trustworthiness
6. Facial Expressions, including smiling, blinking and frowning
7. Physiological Changes, for example, sweating or blinking more when

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