The Role Of Body Language In Human Communication

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Social researchers have been noticing the role of body language in human communication; facial expression has recently become the focus of intense scientific examination, due to the potential for an in-depth understanding of social interactions. Humans are social beings with a complex communication system; body language is a part of human communication that is innate, yet many times individuals are unaware of its proper use and affect. This paper will explore three important aspects of body language: first of all, it is imperative to know the importance as well as the impact of body language and facial expressions. Secondly, it is essential for the individuals to be aware of the context of the body language when receiving and sending messages…show more content…
It is so tightly attached to emotions that in many cases the body language can betray the speaker and contradict the verbal message; for this reason it is important to know that body language can speak louder than words. The capability of understanding how body language works can enhance the individual’s effectiveness when communicating; by being able to match the verbal message with the nonverbal message the speaker can affect the way others perceive him or her. Body language is a “powerful tool for expressing our feelings, managing impressions, influencing others, and forming and defining relationships.” (Kidwell & Hasford, 2014, p.526) One of the most important factors of body language is awareness; an effective communicator will place greater attention in the way the massage is sent both verbally and nonverbally as well as the nonverbal cues sent by the receiver. By being aware of the power of body language an individual can use it to gain respect, create rapport and trust which are essential traits when interacting with people especially in a social and professional…show more content…
It is so tightly attached to emotions that in many cases the body language can betray the speaker and contradict the verbal message; for this reason it is important to know that body language can speak louder than words. The capability of understanding how body language works can enhance the individual’s effectiveness when communicating; by being able to match the verbal message with the nonverbal message the speaker can affect the way others perceive him or her. Body language is a “powerful tool for expressing our feelings, managing impressions, influencing others, and forming and defining relationships.” (Kidwell & Hasford, 2014, p.526) One of the most important factors of body language is awareness; an effective communicator will place greater attention in the way the massage is sent both verbally and nonverbally as well as the nonverbal cues sent by the receiver. By being aware of the power of body language an individual can use it to gain respect, create rapport and trust which are essential traits when interacting with people especially in a social and professional
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