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Nonverbal Communication: The Cornerstone of Relationships Kevin Chang Rutgers University
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Introduction From the dawn of time, mankind has been a user, abuser, and researcher on what seems to be the earliest form of communication: nonverbal communication. Cavemen have used it in before establishing set rules of language, people who do not share a common language use resort to non-verbal forms communication, and even children who have not developed communication skills use non-verbal forms for telling their parents that they need to be changed. By studying nonverbal communication, we can hope to learn more about the information conveyed by people, the intentions of people, and most importantly, the ability to communicate back to the nonverbal needs that every person in a society shares. Topic Summary Nonverbal communication is the brick and mortar of which interpersonal communication revolves around. It occurs even before the first word is uttered between a couple or group of people. There are some considerations that qualify an interaction as nonverbal communication, and it is that the message is perceived consciously by either the sender or receiver. Whether the message is intended by the sender or that the receiver interprets the message as intended, both examples would be instances of nonverbal communication. Qualities
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course INTRO TO L 730:201 taught by Professor Professor during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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