Interpersonal Communication

CM 206 Seminar Unit 5
Types of Nonverbal Communication:
  1. Kinesics-body position and body motions
  2. Haptics-sense of touch
  3. Physical appearance- how you present yourself
  4. Artifacts- personal objects
  5. Environmental Factors- influenced by things around you
  6. Proxemics and personal space- private space
  7. Chronemics- how we perceive and use time
  8. Paralanguage- vocal but does not use words
  9. Silence
The 4 Principles of nonverbal communication are:
  1. May supplement or replace verbal communication
  2. May regulate interaction
  3. Often establishes relationship level meaning
  4. Reflects and expresses cultural values
The “four principles enhance insight into how nonverbal communication influences meaning in human interaction” (Wood, 2012).   It is also important to know about these principles because if you are not careful you can give someone the wrong impression to what you are saying.
There are several cues I didn’t know about before reading this chapter.   I had never heard of touch, appearance, time, space, or personal object as being nonverbal cues.   I did know that silence, body language and facial expressions, and environmental factors were cues to nonverbal communication.   I never thought of the others being cues.
Not all nonverbal cues like emotions, bold type, underlining, and writing in all capitals would be used in all electron communication.   You would not want to use emotions and all capitals when writing a business email to send out to clients or coworkers.   You would also not want to use jargon as a way to portray a professional situation.
In some cases using a bold type would emphasis a specific point you are trying to make.   Punctuation can be used to make a point as well.   You can also say that the next part is important before writing the important information.
This is an indication of someone who isn’t paying attention to what they are doing.   They appear to be sloppy or...