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December 13, 2020

Nonverbal Agreement Definition

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mark Baker @ 5:58 pm

In a first date or less formal interactions, quick and fast contacts give an indication of interest. For example, hitting in the back is an abbreviated hug. Peter A. Andersen, Nonverbal Communication: Forms and Functions (Mountain View, CA: Mayfield, 1999), 4. In general, the presence or absence of touching contact inserts us into people`s emotions. While the daters are sitting opposite, one person can easily tap on the other`s arm after saying something funny. When the dators are sitting next to each other, a person may cross his legs and lean towards the other person, so that each person`s knees or feet touch occasionally. Touching behaviour as a means of expressing emotions is often reciprocal. A slight contact of one dator is followed by a slight contact with the other to indicate that the first contact was correct. While verbal communication could also be used to indicate romantic interest, many people at this early stage feel too vulnerable in a relationship to put something into words.

If your date moves forward with a touch and you`re not interested, you`re unlikely to go straight out and say, “Sorry, but I`m not really interested.” Instead, because of the usual courtesy rites, you would be more likely to react with other forms of non-verbal communication, such as sucking, crossing your arms or simply not recognizing touch. The gestures differ from culture to culture, depending on how they are used and what they mean. A common example is the indication. In the United States, show is the gesture of a finger or a hand to indicate or “please come here” when you wave to a dog. But pointing a finger is also considered rude by some cultures. Those who come from Asian cultures usually use their whole hand to point something. [62] Other examples are the sting of the tongue. In Western countries it can be considered a mockery, but in Polynesia it serves as salvation and a sign of reverence. [59]:417 Applause is a type of North American applause, but in Spain is used to summon a waiter into a restaurant. There are also differences in the head-to-head and the shake-head to signal the agreement and the differences of opinion. Northern Europeans nodded to say “yes” and shook their heads to say “no.”

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