Demonstrative Communication

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It is estimated that there are about 6,800 languages in the world; and yet, only 7 % of communication is composed of words, while 93 % is composed of demonstrative, or nonverbal communication (Pease, 2000).Demonstrative communication is comprised of body language and physiology in nonverbal communication.Positive and Negative Body Languages and Physiology in Nonverbal Communication1. PosturePerson's posture can be a vibrant way of expression of one's feelings to others. For example, the posture with turned back on someone strongly indicates that a particular person want nothing to do with the other individual. Another example, is the posture with crossing arms over the chest, which could mean either person is being upset or trying to be closed off and remain distant (Gabor, D. 2001).2. GesturesPeople communicate by hand gesturing in conversation with others on a daily bases. Moreover, using hand gestures can indicate saying hello, goodbye, come closer, go away, and so on. 3. Facial expressionsFacial expressions is one of the most pronounced nonverbal way of communication of emotions. For example, a proper smile is a very common form of positive demonstrative communication. Other common face expressions in demonstrative communication are tightened forehead in a state of being surprised, wrinkled nose in an expression of antipathy, biting lips mode when one is being thoughtful or focused.., and so on.4. Eye contactIf someone does something inappropriate in a particu

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