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FYI: Communicating—Without Words

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Most of us, most of the time, communicate by speaking. But there is so much more we communicate without even opening our mouths — and often without even realizing we are doing so. Let’s find out about non-verbal communication.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What is Non-Verbal Communication?

We might spend a lot of our time talking, but amazingly, scientists say that a huge ninety percent of our communication is done in other ways than talking — and that means non-verbal communication. Non-verbal communication, or NVC for short, is any kind of communication that doesn’t involve words, which means that sign language and writing are not included. There are many ways messages can be communicated without words; with gestures or touch, by body language or posture, by facial expressions and eye movements, and by our body’s physiological reactions, such as sweating or blushing. Even our clothes and hairstyle communicate a message to those around us. 

 

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