Non-Verbal Communication

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Characteristics of Non-verbal Communication

Non-verbal communication is composed of four groups. Sometimes a non-verbal action can be put into multiple groups, but every non-verbal action can be put into at least one group. The characteristics of the non-verbal message determine which group it belongs to.

Contextual non-verbal communication is associated to the particular situation in which the communication occurs. Factors in the situation could be time, location, events, or the moods of others. An example of contextual non-ver... Continue Reading