Nonverbal Communication

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Abstract Walking into a party and you notice people keep giving you an odd look, and you’re unsure why. You then go to the bathroom and notice your nose is bleeding. A couple things happened in this situation. The first you were reading people’s nonverbal facial expressions they were giving you. Secondly if you would’ve been more self-aware of the looks you were given, going to the bathroom to figure out why people were giving you this look you would’ve done more promptly. Thirdly why didn’t anybody just tell you, your nose was bleeding? All this goes hand in hand. It depends on the culture people grew up in, what part of the world you’re at, and are you just around males or females? This paper I will dig further into these concepts and how actually none of these themes have nothing to do with nonverbal communication examined by other authors. Over half of communication is nonverbal and understanding this concept will help us become more self-aware and better communicators. Review of Literature Nonverbals Usage Nonverbal communication is facial expressions, body language, hand gestures, and even the use of emoticons. Everyone uses nonverbal communication differently. According to Baek, Cha, Park (2012), people who grew up in an individualistic cultures express their emotions freely and their facial cues are more direct. People who grew up in a collectivistic culture are more aware of decoding others feelings and their facial expressions are more indirect. America for

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