The Non-Verbal Communications Primer
Exploring The World of Non-Verbal and Paraverbal Communication
We tend to have a strange preoccupationg with non-verbal communication, sometimes believing that it is far more important than it is, and that somehow we can use non-verbals to manipulate or secretly affect others. In this section, we'll explain how non-verbal and paralanguage works so you can be more aware of the ways you communicate that tend to be unconscious, and appreciate how different people and cultures communicate in non-verbal ways.
Before you start, make sure to read our short article on the general misinterpretation and mis-statement of the work of Mehrabian, who is often improperly quoted and cited about the relative importance of verbal and non-verbal communication components.
And, another piece to read of relevance: NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and Non Verbal Behavior - A Caution.
General Information About Non-Verbal Communication
- Is It Really Possible To Read People Like A Book?
- What Are the Six Different Categories Or Types of Non-Verbal Communication?
- What Is A Person's Baseline With Respect To Non-Verbal Communication?
More On Non-Verbal Communication Channels and Categories