What is Nonverbal Communication?. No one definition Dr. A. O’Brien. Verbal and Nonverbal are. so intertwined that there’s a fuzzy line between them. The idea is…. there are categories of communication that overlap some aspects of each other. It’s not as simple as: WORDS NO WORDS.
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No one definition
Dr. A. O’Brien
so intertwined that
there’s a fuzzy line between them.
there are categories of communication that overlap some aspects of each other.
made with the breath,
taking a small bit of air
onomatopoetic words - zzz
Movements of the:
Classification of nonverbal acts
nonverbal acts with
a direct verbal translation
a word or two or a phrase... generally culture specific
selected responses to questions yes no maybe I don’t knowphysical stateemotion triumphant angry sad
They may also be emblems used to illustrate verbal statements;but you leave the word out and use the emblem.
Non verbal acts
the interactions between two or more participants.
(the most studied kind) Head tilting Nods Eye contact
e.g. less eye contact if you want to terminate conversation.
Manipulations of own body indicating increase in anxiety
Related to interpersonal behaviors; probable holdovers from early aggression, fleeing, fighting
looking over shoulder before gossiping
Learned later in life - more socially acceptable
guiding another’s motion
“um” “uh” “ah”
Personal space orientation variations sex, age, status, cultural orientation, etc..
Territoriality - term associated with our staking out a personal space we don”t want infringed upon.
based on Mark Knapp’s research in nonverbal communication from Bridges Not Walls: A Book About Interpersonal Communication, John Stewart, ed., McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 1990.