As facial expressions being one of the most important areas to know the non-verbal language during the communication. And it’s really a basic requirement in different scenario like when your boss points out something with his/her facial expression and you will have to know what the boss wants.
Interpersonal communication is much more than the explicit meaning of words, the information or message conveyed. It also includes implicit messages, whether intentional or not, which are expressed through non-verbal behaviours.
It could be hard in various parts and gets confusing as you start to decode the meaning in a deep sentiments. Firstly the non-verbal language itself is pretty hard to understand and underling than the major part comes “facial expression” defining it is like describing brain activity. One might think one is angry and other might think that it looks the same for the same given facial expression.
There are four nonverbal communication are kinesics, proxemics, paralanguage, and chronemics. Kinesics is the study of body movements, including posture. Body movements or kinesics include gestures, facial expressions, eye behaviour, touching, and any other movement of the limbs and body (cited in louder than Words: The Hidden Power of Nonverbal Communication in the Workplace pg 1)
Every inch of our part describes non-verbal communication “Nonverbal communication exists at a personal and cultural level. Personal nonverbal communication relates to an individual’s personal characteristics, while 2 cultural nonverbal communication refers to characteristics that are common to a group (Dwyer cited in Eunson 2012).
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But the most expressed part of the whole body is face. It can describe every component like anger, sadness, anxiety, fear, excitement and all. So to know what the person is suffering from or to know what they are saying can be explained by knowing there facial expression.
It’s said that we can know if a person is lying or saying the truth depending on their facial expression. So we can say that all is contained in face every nonverbal expression that can be seen can be explained.
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