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The Importance Of Nonverbal Communication Between People

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Nonverbal communication between people is communication through sending and

receiving wordless cues. It is about how to read others’ thoughts by their gestures.

It includes the use of visual cues such as body language (kinesics), distance

(proxemics) and physical environments/appearance of voice (paralanguage) and of

touch (haptics). It can also include chronemics (the use of time) and oculesics (eye

contact and the actions of looking while talking and listening, frequency of glances,

patterns of fixation, pupil dilation, and blink rate).

People are different. Every person to a certain extent inherent using of any one of

the species of non-verbal communication. Studying the meaning of non-verbal

communication in general – I began to understand
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The most influential pre-twentieth-

century work in this sphere was Charles Darwin’s “The Expression of the Emotions in

Man and Animals” published in 1872; many of Darwin’s ideas and observations have

since been validated by modern researchers around the world. Since that time,

researchers have noted and recorded almost one million nonverbal cues and signals!

Most researchers generally agree that the verbal channel is used primarily for conveying

information, while the non-verbal channel is used for negotiating interpersonal attitudes,

and in some cases is used as a substitute for verbal messages. For example, a woman

can give a man a ‘look to kill’; she will convey a very clear message to him without

opening her mouth.

Mimicry may be expressed consciously or unconsciously. Unconscious mimicry is

quite interesting to observe. There are people who have adopted the identical gestures

and posture of the person with whom they are talking. This ‘carbon copying’ is a means

by which one person tells the other that he is in agreement with his ideas and
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