Proxemics

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Carlos Bulnes Proxemics: A Study of Space and Relationships March, 4 2013

As I read I became aware of how human beings, can have different kind of reactions when communicating. I found it very interesting to know how some people prefer to have space or no-space to communicate. In fact, I felt curious to find out more. In my past experiences, I have been put in awkward situations where I was on a crowded train and people were too close to me and I was trying my best to look another way and not at their face. Sometimes I preferred to read the ads that were at the side of the train even though they were in different other languages. I felt very uncomfortable. Everyone has their own way of communicating, depending on their personality. Some people are very open when they speak and others are very shy or afraid to speak what they feel. I am a very open person and I speak what I feel. Sometimes, I might make people feel uncomfortable with my jokes and I do not even know it. I think that everyone needs their personal space to be able to communicate in a manner that they feel comfortable. Having someone we do not know too close makes it an awkward situation and harder to communicate. Also, communication is very important because we need to always express our feelings and helps to have a better relationship with people we encounter in our daily lives. Many misunderstandings happen because of the lack of communication. If we do not communicate, that is when relationships have a negative outcome. Communication is the key to a have a better relationship. Non-verbal communication can also help when communicating with someone. Some people feel more comfortable using hand motion when speaking. Hugging someone without saying anything can be part of nonverbal communication; it can express many things to the person. This reading helped me see things from a different point of view. I learned that I cannot always just approach someone because I do not know how they...
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