Nonverbal Communication

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Nonverbal Communication and Culture The purpose of this essay is to take a closer look at kinesics in order to help gain a better understanding of this nonverbal communication channel. According to Neuliep (2015), nonverbal communication is a form of communication that does not involve speaking words and is the messages people are able to send to one another through body motions, eye contact, touch, and vocal qualities. There are many different types of nonverbal communication channels, but this essay will focus specifically on kinesics which is the form of communication using body movements such as hand, arm, leg, and face to send messages (Neuliep, 2015). This essay will discuss and analyze the nonverbal communication channel of kinesics and argue why this form of communication has certain limitations which make it less effective than verbal forms of communication.
With Limitations, Why Use Kinesics With several types of nonverbal forms of communication available there are many reasons to use kinesics and one reason in particular that stands out is that some people are not comfortable making direct eye contact with others and would prefer to read body language instead. According to Peterson, Slaughter, and Brownell, (2015), this is especially true for children with autism spectrum disorder, since these children are reluctant to look at faces up close or to make eye contact, these children would prefer to read body language as more of a congenial medium. Many
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