How Body Language Affects The Communication Process

and attitudes. feelings. tones of voice. . hand gestures. body positions and acts. body language expresses an individual's emotions. In general. eye contact.Definition of Body Language • It's about matching what you see with what you hear in the environment surrounding the situation & drawing a probable conclusion. • Nonverbal communication takes place by means of facial expressions. head movements. and so on.

Many people send and receive non-verbal signals all the time generally without being aware of it. These signals may indicate what they are truly feeling. .


Understanding body language • Body language is considered to be an outward reflection of person's emotional condition. try to interpret what the person may be thinking or feeling. • Each gesture (movement) can be a valuable key to an emotion a person may be feeling at the time. . • Depending on the situation.

e. The act of folding arms !! This can indicate that a person is putting up an unconscious barrier between themselves and others to feel more secure.g. .

g. When the overall situation is amicable. .e. it can mean that a person is thinking deeply about what is being discussed.

it can mean that a person is expressing opposition. In a serious or confrontational situation. .g.e.

. • Being perceptive means being able to spot the contradiction between someone's words and their body language. • When we say someone is perceptive or intuitive about people. we're referring to his ability to read another person's body language or to compare the cues with verbal signals.• The key to reading body language is being able to understand a person's emotional condition while listening to what they are saying & noting the circumstances under which they are saying it.

• Body language is a product of both genetic and environmental influences. Blind children will smile and laugh even though they have never seen a smile. .Origins of body language • It's believed that the ability to read a person's attitudes & thoughts by their behavior was the original communication system used by humans before spoken language evolved.

. however. • Different languages involve different facial and bodily movements. acquired gestures changes according to cultural differences. • Most of inborn or genetic communication signals or gestures are the same all over the world.Social and national distinctions • Body language is an important ingredient in social differentiation.

g .e. The act of smiling indicates your happiness .

e. The act of frowning indicates your anger .g .

. When a baby has had enough milk or food he turns his head from side to side to reject any attempt to feed him. So from his first day till his death he's using the same gesture to indicate his "no".Shaking the head in the "no" gesture is believed to be learned in childhood.

that's what's commonly referred to as "women's intuition".Women are far more perceptive than men. . Women have a great ability to pick up non-verbal signals as well as having an accurate eye for small details.

we're likely to attempt to cover our eyes. In simple terms. Their simple hand-to-face gestures form the basis of the human deceit gestures. speak & hear lies or deceit. mouth or ears with our hands. see no evil & speak no evil. . when we see.The three wise monkeys These monkeys symbolize those who hear no evil.

From time to time turn on the sound to check whether you are following up with what's going on or not. You can be a great reader with some practicing.Practicing • The ability to work out what's happening with a person is simple but not easy.V. & try to understand what's happening by watching the pictures only. This simple exercise will activate your ability to read non-verbal gesture while understanding. just as deaf people do. • . Turn down the sound of T.

That’s how we can conclude at the end that “Body Language” is particularly important in group communications because for large groups it dominates the spoken word. .