Nonverbal Communication. Carla Gillson , Central Lakes College Interpersonal Communication. [ * ]. [ ** ]. Introduction. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION according to Adler is “messages expressed by other than linguistic means.” Verbal words are spoken words and expresses ideas.
Carla Gillson, Central Lakes College
[ ** ]Introduction
according to Adler is “messages expressed by other than linguistic means.”
Verbal words are spoken words and expresses ideas.
Nonverbal conveys attitudes and emotions by tones in your voice, sighs, pauses, body language, gestures, touch, space facial expressions, etc.
Do the men and women you know conform to the stereotypes that say males are more concerned with the physical and females with personality?
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Make more eye contact
Are more vocally expressive
Interact at closer distances
Express more feelings via facial expressions
More Likely to lean forward in conversation
Require more personal space
Typically angle their bodies obliquely
Use more expansive gestures
R.Adler. Nonverbal Communication, Looking Out, Looking In (2006): 234Are gender behaviors different in nonverbal communication?
There are, of course, some messages which are transmitted entirely in a nonverbal manner through gestures and facial expressions. Pictures of Winston Churchill taken during World War 11 show him communicating encouragement to the people by raising two fingers in the familiar 'V for Victory' sign. What did it mean in the 60s?
[ http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Speech/rccs/theory44.htm ]
She's giving this money to me.
Researchers measured the amount of pupil dilation while showing men and women various types of pictures. The results were interesting: A person’s eyes grow larger in proportion to the degree of interest in an object. For example, men’s pupils grew about 18% larger when looking at pictures of a naked woman.
Interestingly enough, the greatest increase in pupil size occurred when women looked at a picture of a mother and infant.
E.M.Hess and J.M.Polt, “Pupil Size as Related to Interest value of Visual Stimuli”Science 132
Intimate – no more than 18 inches apart
Personal – 18 inches to four feet (a personal conversation). The better you get to know someone the closer you will get to them
Social – 4 -12 feet (if we don’t know people very well)
Public – over 12 feet – to speak publicly – usually gesture more, speak louder
like a mack truck
her eyelids green
and her mouth
is a loud speaker
at cocktail parties
she is everywhere
like a sheep dog
working a flock
nipping at your sleeve
spilling your drink
wet sloppy kisses
from the shy