Nonverbal Communication And Observation Of Body Language And Sign Language

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Intro of the topic : Body language, it is one of the most diverse topic when it comes to observing others. In lay man terms, it may be understood as the way how one carries himself/herself, the way they portray themselves to others. In layman terms body language may be understood as not using voice. It refers to various forms of nonverbal communication wherein a person may reveal clues as to some unspoken intention or feeling through their physical behaviour. These behaviour may include facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, body postures, smile/laughter. Well there is a difference between body language and sign language wherein sign language in a proper language, body language refers to observation of body language. Sign language is basically used for the people who are deaf and dumb. Also, there is proper training for sign language, for body language no such training is required. When it comes to observation of Body language, it involves minute observation of subtle expressions and minute gestures as well which may not be observed at the first go. It is said that the things which we donot want to convey might get conveyed by our body language. If an individual is expert in studying body language he/she may notice deception, nervousness or boredom or insecurity very quickly and be an asset for the society. According to studies by UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, body language accounts for 55% of a first impression; 38% comes from tone of voice; 7% comes from our

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