Nonverbal and Human Relationships

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The Nonverbal Human Interactions On a Saturday afternoon during a solo lunch at the mall I observed a couple (male/female around the age of 17) standing near the escalator, chatting. I choose the mall as my place of study because there is a great deal of different cultures, sexes and ages of people communicating verbally and nonverbally throughout the place. During the entire conversation of the couple there was a lot of nonverbal communication. Nonverbal communication is behavior, other than spoken or written communication, that creates or represents meaning. In other words, it includes facial expressions, body movements, and gestures. Nonverbal communication is talking without speaking a word. ( The two main types of nonverbal communication include body language and gestures. Now let’s explore the way the couple reacted nonverbally to the male talking to another female at the mall and the different types of nonverbal behaviors that resulted as a consequence to his actions. The channels of nonverbal communication include: body, facial, eye, space, and artifactual. The first five minutes of the couple’s conversation presented a lot of hand gestures; the girl waved her hand in the air continuously to add what I like to call “drama” to the scenario. Gestures are woven into the fabric of our daily lives. We wave, point, beckon, and use our hands when we’re arguing or speaking animatedly—expressing ourselves with gestures often without thinking. However, the meaning of gestures can be very different across cultures and regions, so it’s important to be careful to avoid misinterpretation. . The nature of the gestures let the viewers including myself know that the male was in trouble and the female was clearly not too thrilled about what had

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