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22 Cards in this Set

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covert body movement

slight or hidden expressions of the face and eyes


how you see and think about yourself


cleanliness and care of self and personal belongings

voluntary movements

movements that are under your control in that you consciously make them

involuntary movements

movements that you make without realizing it.


an expressive movement of any part of the body

personal space

an area with invisible boundaries within 1 1/2 to 3 feet of you in which others are generally not welcome.

social distance

a distance from 3 to 12 feet within which we feel comfortable standing when conversing with colleagues or new acquaintances

public distance

a range of 12 feet or more between the speaker and listeners, such as for presentational speaking

speech communication

includes a whole range of nonverbal behaviors that influence how verbal messages are received

expressions of the face and eyes

covert body movements

the cause of many communication problems


silent messages

each culture has unwritten rules that generally govern the way people behave

how do we express our individuality:

through choice of hairstyle, clothing, accessories, and surroundings.

posture, walk, gestures, facial expressions, and the gleam in our eyes

unspoken coded messages about your feelings and attitudes

standing up straight or putting your hands on your hips

voluntary movements

the way you play with a pencil nervously, twitch of an eyebrow

involuntary movements

facial expressions

the most important way that feelings are shown

communicated primarily through facial expressions and secondly through tone of voice

feelings are:

space and distance are a means of

conveying nonverbal messages

invisible boundaries

personal space

overt body movements

easily noticed actions