Chapter 4 Excercises - 1 When someone sends you a mixed...

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1. When someone sends you a mixed message in which the verbal and nonverbal messages contradict each other, which one do you place more meaning on? Why? a. Typically when someone sends me a mixed message in which the verbal and nonverbal messages contradict each other, I tend to place more value on the nonverbal message because people can lie straight to your face without you knowing while their nonverbal personality speaks for itself. One's personal presentation can often show more truth than what they say. However, depending on the person (if I have known them for a long time or not, whether I know how they typically act) I sometimes trust the verbal message more. 2. Provide some examples of how eye contact plays a role in your communication throughout the day. a. I try as much as I can to make eye contact when it is appropriate, like during class lectures to show I am engaged, or during a conversation with friends. Eye contact is also powerful in an argument because holding eye contact with someone when saying something makes your point seem more believable.

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