Non-verbal Communication

As we all know communication is a unique human capability that raises the Homo Sapiens above the rest of the animal kingdom. Normally communication is said to have two aspects : Verbal communication and non-verbal communication. Hoping that most of the readers are aware of the nitty-gritty of both, I am only going to highlight the un-intended negative effects of some non-verbal aspects of communication, other than body language. I call this behavioral communication.

Suppose some one has called you up on mobile. For some reason you are not in a position to take the call. Later on, deliberately or unintentionally you omit to call back. What will the other person think? Suppose he calls again and you omit to call back again. Obviously the second time it cannot be unintentional. Finally when you do make a contact the other person is bound to complain. If you do not admit your fault gracefully, a misunderstanding is bound to creep into the relationship.

Take another example…one of your friends has visited you three four time and you decide or omit to repay the visit, he is most likely to interpret your behaviour in two ways: one, you do not like his visits ; second, you do not give much importance to the relationship!. And if proper amendments are not made, the relationship is likely to snap…sooner or later!

So be careful about your non-verbal communication that is, behaviour. You might be doing it unintentionally but how is the other person supposed to know? Keep the relationships well oiled by appropriate responses!

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