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Nonverbal communication is a key thing used in the Bachelorette. One of the most prominent nonverbals is flirting. These men are trying to win over the Bachelorette’s heart. They flirt through kinesics (body position), physical appearance, and environmental factors. These men use kinesics effectively, being suggestive (not sexually, but in a welcoming way) that they are the right candidate and being chivalrous. They use physical appearance, because even if we don’t like to admit it, we know it is influential. All the men always look their best for her; they dress to impress. Lastly environmental factors. Every place that they have, at least for the individual dates, is in a very romantic setting. This can be very persuasive and really help to set the mood. They all used these nonverbals correctly but I don’t know if that is by chance or if the show is scripted.I believe that my primary family is in between stage 4 and stage 5 of Wood’s family life cycle stages. Stage 4 is Encouraging independence. I think that my family is here, because my younger sister is in her junior year of high school. There is much talk about where she is going to go to school, what she wants to do, and how she is going to establish her independence. Lexi (my sister) is at the point in her life where her friends mean the world to her. She has an identity apart from my parents and she spends much of her time with her friends doing other activities (Wood p. 314). I know that my sister
has expressed to me her great frustration, at times, with my parents and their rules (Wood p. 314). She is working to find herself, and yet she acts older than she is. She believes that her maturity level succeeds what they believe it to be, and that she should be allowed many more privileges than she already has. My sister gets along better with my mother. They are more alike and I believe my mom understands her a bit more.