Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet

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Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet

Nonverbal communication plays an essential role in any conversation. Individuals who are aware of nonverbal actions during conversations can more effectively interpret what is being communicated.

Look at the interactions between the individuals in the following photos and interpret what you think is being expressed through nonverbal communication. Please describe the nonverbal cues that lead you to these interpretations.

|[pic] |What is being said by both people nonverbally? | | | | | |It looks like they are having a disagreement over something in| | |their relationship. The man has his hand up like he does not | | |want to hear whatever she is saying and she looks like she is | | |trying to explain something or get some type of information. | |[pic] |He is waiting for his job interview. What impression is he | | |going to make? | | | | | |The way that he is slouching in the chair will give the | | |interviewer the impression that this young man does not want | | |to be at this interview and that he is not taken it very | | |seriously. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |[pic] |What is the interviewer’s nonverbal positioning communicating?| | | | | | | | |The way that the interviewer has her arms folded and by the | | |blank expression on her face I would say that she is giving | | |off the impression that she is not impressed with the lady | | |that she is interviewing and that she is not...
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