Non-Verbal Communications – Expression Without Words

     Even when we are not speaking, we communicate our true feelings and beliefs through our facial expressions, our gestures, our movement and how or whether we look at people. Eye contact is a major source of non-verbal communication, signaling information about intimacy and dominance from the frequency and duration of exchanged gazes. In a hierarchical system, people with less power tend to engage in less eye contact with the people they communicate with than do those with more power. Another aspect of non-verbal communication is personal space – the distance between people engaged in interactions that are considered comfortable for members of a given culture.

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