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Explain The Role Of NVC In Interpersonal Communication.

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Explain The Role Of NVC In Interpersonal Communication. During interpersonal communication only 30% is communicated verbally. The remaining 70% is messages sent, sometimes unconsciously, as non-verbal communication. NVC is seen to transmit emotional information that our ordinary speech does not. It can be divided into nine main areas and these can be divided into many sub divisions. It is worth remembering that all the areas interact with each other and they co-exist alongside speech. Also, NVC differs dramatically from culture to culture. Each culture has evolved its own particular NVC. Gesture can be defined as an action or signal that is intentional and communicative. In other words, we are always aware of our gestures as we use them voluntary. It is often used in conjunction with speech (a wave and a spoken hello) or it can be used to communicate when speech is difficult or unnecessary. (Such as a finger to a pursed lip to indicate silence) Another common use of gesture is when we wish to communicate insults or displeasure. However, we must be aware of how gestures can vary from culture to culture. ...read more.

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We apply universally applicable factors, rules and values, which govern behaviour to evaluate how we are to communicate. For instance, to enter into a loud debate in a quiet public library would be unacceptable. Self-perception is also important in interpersonal communication. We all like to give a good impression. It is favourable that we create a good impression as this makes communication run smoothly. Paralinguistics can be defined as the tone and inflection we use during interpersonal communication. Although paralanguage is vocal, it is nonverbal. It includes stress, tone, intonations and speed of speech. The grunts, hesitations and even sarcasm used during interpersonal dialogue all tell the communicator about our emotional state. It plays an important part in interpersonal communication as it helps the listener (decoder) interpret what is being said and how to respond (encoder) We can even use the paralanguage to negate or diminish the importance of our spoken word. For instance, while admonishing a child whilst simultaneously using a soft tone of voice, or smiling at them. We pay great attention to communication with the eyes. We use eye contact to collect information from other people. ...read more.

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The receiver's emotional state is crucial to how our signals are perceived. In some experiments subjects have been made to feel angry, sad, happy ect and then been shown some rather vague photographs. Their interpretation of the photographs almost always reflected their current emotional frame of mind. So you could give someone a hearty and slap on the back and find that if they are in an angry or aggressive state your gesture will be interpreted as aggressive. NVC is a very important part of interpersonal communication. It coexists in conjunction with verbal communication and all aspects of NVC are closely linked. NVC is affected culturally. What may be acceptable in one culture may be considered rude in another. However, some facial language is innate and universal. How our NVC is interpreted depends on the decoder's emotional perception. Conversely, how we communicate is, in turn, affected by our own perceptions, attitudes and values. Finally, NVC is a very individual characteristic. To correctly interpret someone's NVC we need to be aware of his or her base level. That is this, normal characteristics usually displayed by that person. Bibilography WWW.cultstock.ndirect.co.uk (2000) Accessed 5th November 2002 Davis J (2002) Task Sheet 14, Isle of Wight College. Study Sheet 20(1989) The Communications Kit, Cambridge University Press Beverley Fielden 5/4/07 Access Communication Studies Page 1 of 4 ...read more.

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