Non Verbal Communication
Binod Kumar Takur(12),
Dipak Kumar Sharma(19),
What is non verbal
Nonverbal communication is usually understood as
the process of communication through sending and
receiving wordless messages
Such messages can be communicated through gesture;
body language or posture; facial expression and eye
contact; object communication such as clothing,
Types of nonverbal
Facial Expression – There are six main facial
expression found in all cultures are:
Happiness (round eyes, smile, round cheek)
Fear (around eyes, open mouth)
Angry (lower eyebrow, and stare intensely)
Disgusting (wrinkled nose, lowered eyelids and eyebrow, raised upper lips)
Surprise (raised eyebrow, wide open eyes, open mouth)
Sadness (area around mouth and eyes)
Gestures - Deliberate movements and signals. Common
gestures include waving, pointing, and using fingers to
indicate number amounts.
Body Language and Posture -Posture and
movement can also convey a great deal on information. Such
as arm-crossing, and leg-crossing, hands in the pocket, hands
on the hips.
Proxemics - is the study of how people use and
perceive the physical space around them
Eye Gaze - Looking, staring, and blinking can also be
important nonverbal behaviors.
Haptics - Haptics is the study of touching as nonverbal
communication. Handshakes, holding hands, kissing (cheek,
lips, hand), back slap, high five, shoulder pat, brushing arm,
Paralanguage - Paralanguage (sometimes called
vocalics) is the study of nonverbal cues of the voice. Various
acoustic properties of speech such as tone voice, pitch,
loudness, inflection e.t.c
Advantage of non verbal
You can communicate with someone who is hard of hearing of
You can communicate at place where you are supposed to
You can communicate something which you don't want others
to hear or listen to.
You can communicate if you are far away from a person. The
person can see but not hear you.
Non-verbal communication makes conversation short and
Disadvantage of non verbal
You can not have long conversation.
It varies culture to culture.
Can not discuss the particulars of your message.
Difficult to understand and requires a lot of
Can not be used as a public tool for communication.
Less influential and can not be used everywhere.