Nonverbal Communication Research Paper

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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 …show more content…

Nonverbal communication is learned in a culture, meaning that a certain type of message conveyed by body language in one culture might mean something entirely different in another culture. Nonverbal communication is most successful when both individuals have the same understanding of what certain postures or gestures …show more content…

Even when verbal communication is taking place between individuals it is almost always accompanied by nonverbal communication, which is being used to reinforce the message being delivered. In any conversation, both the sender and receiver can benefit by being proficient at understanding nonverbal communication such as reading body language. Those that are proficient at reading nonverbal communication cues are able to determine during conversations if things are going well or starting to go downhill and are able to modify the delivery of the message to make sure the message comes across as it was intended. Always take into account cultural differences and make sure to understand that different meanings exist and by doing so the interaction will be

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