Three Types Of Nonverbal Communication

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Non-verbal communication is just as verbal communication which has various types and categories and if the person improves his or her nonverbal communication skills, he might get a better chance to read the nonverbal signals and increase the ability to communicate effectively with others. First category is kinesics in which it studies the movement of hand or body or face. Gestures are divided into three types which are adaptors, emblems, and illustrators. Adaptors are behaviours that are indicating internal states and targeted toward the self or object such as touching. It is a behaviour that is occur subconsciously and is not in control of the surroundings like shaking legs and clicking pens repetitively. Common self-touching behaviours such…show more content…
Moreover, the most common type of gesture that is used to demonstrate the verbal message is illustrators. In which the communicator uses his hands to indicate the size or shape of an object which is differ from emblems. Illustrators are often seen in public speaking conferences or at the universities when doctors are describing something for simplifying. Head movements and posture are another type for kinesics nonverbal communication in which they are often used to allow others to acknowledge others and for interest communications. For example, head movement signal for “no” is the most common used that begins at birth. However, the most common types of human postures are standing, sitting, squatting, and laying down. When combining these postures with one of gestures, it creates a particular meaning to the receiver. Eye contact is also under kinesics category. In which it plays a significant role in nonverbal communication. Some people have the ability to distinguish between eye gaze and determine if someone is honest or telling the truth or…show more content…
The distance between the people while they are having a conversation is showing how closely the relationship between them is. For instance, when two people are attracted to each other, they are often seeing them close to each other and vice versa in which this space between them has influence on people’s communication and behaviour. Personal space is an important behaviour that should be taken into consideration because unexpected infringement of personal distance can lead to negative reaction and undesirable consequences. Researchers have developed and identified personal space and they divided into four major categories of zones which are intimate, personal, social, and public distance. For instance, intimate space is between 0” to 1.5”, personal space is between 1.5” to 4’, social space is between 4’ to 12’. And public space is above 12 feet. Last type of nonverbal communication is called chronemics in which it is the study of the relationship between time and
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