The study of non-verbal communication is very essential, especially since it makes up the majority of our communication with others. It is more of what we do, rather than what we say. In many instances our verbal and non-verbal behaviour is inconsistent. When this happens, we create barriers to communication. Therefore, it is important for us to understand how important non-verbal communication is in our everyday lives. We must also be aware of our facial expressions, gestures and body language since these can communicate a mountain of information that we least likely expect.
Edward T. Hall talks about nonverbal communication and identifies the following elements of nonverbal communications:
- Kinesics, the study of body language, includes eye contact, posture, movement, gestures, all the subtle ways we use our bodies to replicate, emphasize ...