What is Non-Verbal Communication?
The communication in which we do not use words is called nonverbal communication.
Wordless messages / Non-word communication
Non-Verbal Communication can roughly be divided into six categories.
It is the body movement and gestures regarded as a form of nonverbal communication. Example: Use of head, eyes, posture….
it is subcategory of Kinesics. It is completely the study of eye movement in nonverbal communication. Example: Raise eyes, gazed eyes, ….
- It involves eye contacts, eye movements, pupil dilation( change in the size of pupil), gaze direction
It is nonverbal because it does not involve use of words. But it involves VOICE, SPEAKING SPEED, PITCH VARIATION, PAUSE,…
It is a form of nonverbal communication in which you maintain distance.
- intimate: physical contact to 18 inches
- Personal: 18 inches to 4 ft.
- Social: 4 ft. to 12 ft.
- Public: 12 ft. to as far as one can see or see
It is a branch of nonverbal communication in which people interact or communicate by touch without using words.
Example: Handshakes, holding hand, tapping, ….
Nonverbal communication in terms of time is called chronemics. It differs from culture to culture.
“Time is money.”