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Nonverbal Communication: When silence speaks more than words

Guest Blogger: Bethany Winston

When words can’t express everything, your gesture does it. Communication, either in form of verbal or nonverbal, has to be so intense that the person receiving the message should get a clear meaning of what has been said. And if a person is blessed with good communication skills, then the enchanting impression that they drop in the mind makes you talk good about their personality. Even if you have good verbal skills, without the proper inculcation of nonverbal qualities, things won’t work out in the desired direction. These skills include your expressions, gestures, body movements, eye contact, tone of voice, and posture. So, in order to establish a bonding of love and care, a person needs to have such qualities in them.

Importance of nonverbal communication

Nonverbal communication is necessary in every sphere of life, be it personal or professional; good nonverbal communication builds a relation which is strong. It all depends on the behavior of the individual. The way a person listens to things, moves, and reacts; it all affects the bonding procedure. And when the nonverbal signs match up with the words being said, it gradually increases the trust and rapport with the person.

Types of nonverbal communication

The various types of nonverbal communication include facial expressions, body movements, posture, gestures, eye contact, touch, personal space, and voice.

Applying your nonverbal communication skills

There are several ways in which we can apply our nonverbal communication skills for improving our personal and social life. Some of the important ways in doing so include the following.

1. Convey compassion

When you really love a person, then the first gesture that should emerge from you is compassion. And that person should be getting the exact feeling as that of yours. When you can empathize your feelings for others and that could be the best way to convey what you feel for others. It will help them to understand what you really feel for them. For developing that strong bond, all you have to do is to put yourself in others’ shoes and that will be the time when you would actually be able to develop a compassionate bond.

2. Develop hand gestures

Let your hands do the talking. The way a person shakes hands very much shows how much of importance he/she is paying the other person shaking hands. Not just this, hand signals can even make or break a relation. If you point your figure to your partner, this gives a negative signal to the person, thus ending up badly. It is very important to know the correct hand gestures for conveying the right message.

3. Use positive reinforcement

Don’t show anger or rude behavior as it will imply you are complaining to your partner. Appreciate your partner’s flaw in a positive way, things will really work better.

4. Use nonverbal communication to connect and bond

A mere touch can make the other person feel what’s going around in your mind. In situation of trouble and problem, a mere touch can tell your partner that you are always there with them. A simple touch can reveal feelings and make the other person feel special. A simple touch can do wonders in tensed situations.

Nonverbal communications, be it with a small baby, couples, parents, friends or colleagues, have to be in a way that brings out the best in you and make you a better individual.

About the Author

Bethany is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this, she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on Mini Fridge attracted her attention. Currently, she is busy in writing an article on Teen books.

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