Demonstrative Paper

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Communication, either verbal or nonverbal, is the means by which individuals relate and interact with each other through a process of sending and receiving messages. "...nonverbal communication are symbols for thoughts and feelings, they communicate meaning, they are governed by rules, and they are influenced by context-the place where communication occurs and the relationship between speakers. " (Thomas Cheesebro, 2010) Demonstrative communication is nonverbal and unwritten, and involves signals such as: oculesics (eye contact), kinesics (body language), haptics (touch), and vocalics (vocal variation). (Thomas Cheesebro, 2010) It is the language of relationships. A closer look at the principles of nonverbal communication will provide knowledge about issues to consider and will also provide a greater awareness of its positive and negative aspects. In addition, various examples will depict the presence of demonstrative communication around us shown through the successful use of those signals by the sender, the correct interpretation of them by the receiver, followed by a sincere response. With any type of nonverbal communication it is important to remember that although it accounts for 93% of the messages we are sending out, it does come with ineffective and negative aspects, some of which can be overcome and others that are unavoidable. Because nonverbal communication is unspoken, its message and/or meaning can be hidden, lost, or misinterpreted making it ineffective. It is only through learning how to interpret nonverbal messages will they be recognizable and interpret them more accurately. Another ineffective aspect of nonverbal communication is that it only allows us to communicate our emotions but not our thoughts. Facial expressions and our body language are components of demonstrative communication that allow us to show our feelings such as happiness, fear, excitement, and worry etc. Our thoughts however can only be