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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.
What is being said nonverbally by each person?
If he is waiting for a job interview, what impression do you think he is going to make?
What is the interviewer (the woman on the right) communicating with her nonverbal positioning?
Compose responses to each of the following questions.
1. Which of the images demonstrates an interpersonal communication exchange? How can you tell?
2. What types of interpersonal communication are being displayed in the images? Why?
Textual communication, or content that is read or viewed, also plays a role in communicating with others. Textual information may gain deeper meaning when the text is spoken or viewed in a specific context versus when it is read.
Read the following quotes and write a 50- to 100-word interpretation of what you think is being expressed. Support your responses. If you wish to include references, please format your responses consistent with APA guidelines.
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” (The Ride down Mount Morgan, Act I) — Arthur Miller
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” (The Outline of History, Ch. 41) —H. G. Wells
“The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary...
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