NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION. TOPICS Clothes and Color Design,Movable Objects and Lighting, Seating, Space, Silence and Vocal Cues, Material, Touch, Time, Differences Between Men & Women in NVC, Cultural Differences in NVC, NVC in Job Interviews. CLOTHES. “ Do clothes communicate? ”.
“Do clothes communicate?”
Clothes (same & opposite-sexed partners)
Figure and face
People adorn themselves with a number of other artifacts such as;
Sometimes we get very definite person orcouple-related messages from home environments.
monotony, fatigue, headache,
discontent, sleep, irritability,
pleasure, comfort, enjoyment, importance, energy.
2 3 4
2 and 4 are anxious and actually stated they wanted to stay out of the discussion.
1,3, and 5 also were considered to be positions of leadership but of a different type, depending on the position.
1 and 5 attracted the task-oriented leader, the middle position attracted a socioemotional leader-one concerned about group relationships.
4 and 5 are twice as likely to talk to each other as 3 and 4.
The other main conversations will occur between 2 and 3, 3 and 4.
The most likely conversation is between 4-5 and 1-2.
1, 3, and 5 are frequent talkers, dominant personalities
Sitting and chatting for a few minutes before class.
Sitting and studying together for the same exam.
Sitting studying for different exams.
Sitting face to face across a table.
4. Sex and Acquaintance:
“sittingwith your boyorgirlfriend.”
“sitting with someone you do not like very much and do not wish to talk to.”
Extravertschoose to sit opposite (either across the table or down the length of it).
Introvertschoose positions that would keep them more at a distance, visually and physically.
It is a typical configuration for contract negotiations. The two parties sit together to indicate and foster unity. Each team is on a different side of the table and the teams are facing each other so each team member can clearly hear what anyone on the other team has to say.
This table may tend to give one party an advantage over the other because the arrangement suggests only one important person, the person at the end of the vertical extension.
This table shows a need for space between the two parities. That space could mean more formality or less trust.
This table may be the most conducive to win/win negotiations because the round shape is usually associated with equality.
Each of you has a “personal space”, a sort of invisible bubble around you, which you feel is yours and which you do not like to see intruded upon without express permission.
Three major interpersonaldistances are “intimate”, “social” and “public”.
Interpersonal distance is one of the ways you have to express feelings. You tend to move closer to people you like and away from people you do not, if you have a choice.
Vocal behavior deals with how something is said, not what is said.
Prosody is the word used to describe all the variations in the voice that accompany speech and help to convey its meaning.
Playing with your tie means you are interested in the opposite sex.
Touching is so important in the healthy development of human life.
Touching is a powerful communicative tooland serves to express a tremendous range of feelings, such as;
Sometimes touching may elicit negative reactions depending on the configuration of people and circumstances.
Hard to touch
5. The conversation is deep rather than casual
6. At a party rather than at work
7. Communicating excitement rather than receiving it from another
8. Receiving messages of worry from another rather than sending such messages
At first, TIME may seem an intangible thing but time is almost treated as a THING;
You gain time, waste it, spent it, save it, give it and take it.
Time is precious, time speaks…
1. Time as Location
“I don’t like eating dinner at 10p.m.”
2. Time as Duration
Anactivity can be perceived as boring and we perceive we have been there “forever”.
3. Time as Intervals
“It’s been too long since I’ve seen you”
4. Time as Patterns of Intervals
It determines our social rhythm – the regularity/irregularity of our lifes, our behaviors and routines.
Are Men from Mars and Women from Venus?
This gives her a daily average of more than 20,000 communications
His daily average adds up to around 7,000 communications.
While men's nonverbal communication tends to parallel behaviors associated with dominance and power.
Males show a dominant behaviour and body posture (staring, taking more space, legs apart, hands on hips)
Females show a submissive behaviour and body posture (lowering eyes, knees together).
Nonverbal messages can create intercultural friction and confusion because;
emphasize personal achievement
emphasize family and work group goals.
Low–context cultures are less aware of nonverbal cues, environment, and situation
High context cultures are all take into account environment, situation, nonverbal messages, gestures, mood
Small power distance cultures (e.g., Australia and Canada) tend to use nonverbal emotional cues to establish equal-status relationships.
Large power distance cultures (e.g., in many Latin and Middle Eastern cultures) tend to use nonverbal emotional cues (e.g., the proper tone of voice) to signify asymmetrical-status relationships
Basic facial emotions that are decoding universally:
Don’t touchTouchMiddle Ground
Middle East Countries
"Gestures are a silent language unique to every society."
It also means “thank you” and “I’m sorry”.
This bow is used to communicate respect when expressing gratitude or an apology.
The Maori tribespeople in New Zealand choose to greet each other with a gesture that shows closeness and friendship:
“They rub noses”
Most North Americans, Nothern Europeans find any such touching or hugging very uncomfortable.
Be polite and keep an even tone to your speech. Don't be too loud or too quiet.