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The Implications Of Body Language And Nonverbal Communication

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Management consultant, educator, and author Peter F. Drucker said it best: “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn 't said”(Nonverbal Delivery). This quote illustrates just how significant body language and nonverbal communication really is. This study will cover the implications that nonverbal communication has in and outside of the workplace as well as people’s homes. This applies to every human being who would like to improve their communication skills. Nonverbal communication has been in people’s lives for as long as we could communicate as a species. Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, found that “7% of any message is conveyed through words, 38% through certain vocal elements, and 55% through nonverbal …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that peter f. drucker's quote illustrates how significant body language and nonverbal communication really is.
  • Explains that nonverbal communication has been in people's lives for as long as we could communicate as a species.
  • Explains that nonverbal communication is put together by all the messages other than words that are used in communication.
  • Explains how the way a person carries themselves is vital from the moment they walk into an interview. amy cuddy, social psychologist, shows how body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
  • Explains how ted talks introduces the "power pose", which takes your body, and opens you up. standing in privacy for two minutes with our arms on our hips with a strong posture, can drastically improve our self esteem and body language in general.
  • Opines that it's important to regulate positive emotions around your coworkers and supervisors. in the united states, politeness and friendliness are key behaviors in a business interaction.
  • Explains that nonverbal communication in marriages and families is just that much more important to realize what you are doing, as well as how to communicate effectively.
  • Explains how princeton psychologists janine willis and alexander todorov ran multiple experiments that reveal that it takes tenths of a second to form an impression of the stranger’s face.
  • Explains that it is important to set a positive example on your children about how we and our spouse communicate verbally and nonverbally.
  • Advises parents to discard negative nonverbal communication cues to develop effective communication with their children and mold them into role models.
  • Explains that good communication is important and to learn how to use it is even more for everyone. when you are around other individuals, your actions will always speak louder than your words.

This could be due to their posture. Whether or not they are making eye contact, or even something as small as what way their hands are positioned can already be influential to a persons thought about who we are in general. “About 65 to 75 percent of all communication is nonverbal in nature,” stated Susanne Jones. In a fascinating Ted Talks on the effects of body language, Amy Cuddy, Social Psychologist, shows us how body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. “Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success” (Ted …show more content…

With the number of divorces rising to forty to fifty percent in the U.S. according to apa.org, nonverbal communication in marriages and families is just that much more important to realize what you are doing, as well as how to communicate effectively. The statistics on marriages and how to stop divorces are incredible. As reported by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health at PubMed.gov, “Nonverbal communication abilities were examined as mediators of martial complaints for a sample of 48 recently married couples. Based on social penetration theory, we predicted that couples cohabiting longer would be better at decoding their partners ' nonverbal expressions than couples cohabiting a shorter time, that individuals married to accurate nonverbal communicators would evidence fewer martial complaints, and that individuals with fewer marital complaints would be better nonverbal communicators.” With the average age of married couples going through their first divorce at thirty years old (Mckinley Irvin Family Law), children are going through most of their childhood without both parents in their life. But because this is becoming more and more of a common thing, children are learning to grow with just one

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