Nonverbal communication

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nonverbal communication

Nonverbal Communication










Found information states that "nonverbal communication is the process of transporting
messages through behaviors, physical characteristics and objects". Its how and what we use
in order to express our feelings and say things. Using symbols is a way of using nonverbal
communication. Also nonverbal communication is the way we use body language and gestures
too. Nonverbal communication is often used unconsciously. When using the certain
communication it can be misinterpreted also. There are many different categories of
nonverbal communication. They are the following: Aesthetics, Artifacts, Chronemics,
Haptics, Kinesics, Paralanguage, Physical Appearance, Proxemics, and Oculesics.

Aesthetics is the study of nature, beauty and taste. Found information states "that
Aesthetics refer to environmental factors and how they are manipulated to influence our
feelings and emotions". When referring to environmental factors it was including colors,
lighting, spatial arrangement, and sounds. Found information also states that we
"manipulate environmental factors to affect mood by controlling the setting". For example,
you may change the lighting in the room to a dim to give a romantic mood for someone.
Aesthetics is used in many different ways.

Artifacts are things we use to express us individually. It's our physical appearance.
Meaning the clothes we wear. Also, the objects we wear too. These things are used to
describe/ tell who we are. For example, uniforms are artifacts. They are used to announce
professional identities.

Chronemics is the study of time. Found information states that "we use and handle time to
communicate messages". It is a form of nonverbal communication". Found information also
states that, "the length of time that we spend engaged in an activity reflects our
priorities and preferences". The use of your time tells what your priorities are. For
example, you are a college student and you club and party all the time and rarely go to
class. That tells that school isn't really your top priority partying is.

Haptics is the study of touch and the use of it. Research states that "women are more
likely to touch more than men. Also, they associate touch with warmth and expression.
Women are touched more gently than men are. Men are touched more harshly and they use
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