When the average person thinks of communication they will think of sending or receiving information between one or more people. With current technology, effective communication can be achieved in many ways such as phone calls, emails, text messages, general conversation, as well as many more. What happens when you use those effective ways to communicate but the communication is not received in the way you had intended? Things such as body language, facial expression, and tone of voice can lead to misinterpretation and play a key role in how information is sent or received. These examples are known as demonstrative communication, which can be defined as the process of sending or receiving messages and involves the exchanges of thoughts or information. Although communication may seem to be as simple as black and white, communication has many factors that can affect it.
Along with having many factors of demonstrative communication, each factor can cause different issues when trying to communicate. For example, body language and nervous habits have a tendency of putting off false information. Because of this, there is always a chance that the receiver will not gather the correct information you are trying to send. Generally, people with nervous habits will do things that they are unaware of. Anytime they get nervous, their bodies will automatically start to do these things. Many people will bite their finger nails or start to speak much quietly than they normally do and not even notice they are doing so. When it comes to sending or receiving information it is important to know the difference between how a person is reacting to the situation verses misinterpreting the receiver’s body language or physical habits. It can be as simple as the person just being nervous or there may be more to the story than meets the eye. Another example of how demonstrative communication can be mistaken is by producing false happiness. In our generation,...
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