This age is indeed an age of revolution in human communication. We’re regularly being introduced to newer technologies, channels and gadgets. Positively, many superficial factors are being rectified by latest neuro-psychological research by anticipating future challenges. Along with all these things, we’re hearing new buzz word “Body Language” and this dialect is gaining considerable amount of attention from homes to corporate offices worldwide. Some experts are couching us to help shaping effective, smart and friendly ways which could benefit us personally, professionally, socially and nevertheless romantically. So does it mean that body language is an entirely new dialect itself?
Several research projects over body language and nonverbal communication began in 19th century and their common conclusions were both startling and enlightening for all of us. Body Language, Kinesics and Nonverbal Communication is being used by us from millions of years and it remained evolving along with us while facing new psycho-sociological challenges. Literally, we communicate almost 24 hours a day through body language (nonverbally) and throughout our entire life span. We have bodies and we talk through it. That's it!
Our ancestors developed, adopted and used it as a common communication platform for very need of survival and socialization before any verbal language evolved. Even after verbal languages or dialects coming into existence, body language is still effective but most of us are not aware of it. In modern era, we use body language to support verbal communication but almost unconsciously. Since words are unnecessarily often emphasized, we are becoming more and more ignorant about nonverbal communication and thus ultimately inviting misunderstandings, miseries, mishaps and turmoil everywhere.
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Our personal, professional and social relationships are at risk due to not expressing ourselves and interpreting each other accurately as our ancestors did. Though some languages are endangered due to not fulfilling some contemporary demands - standards and aversive to change, body language is unchallenged and it exists globally. It’s at the core of our feelings and urge to express so doubting about it is like underestimating struggle of survival and social development of our own race.
1) Survival of communicator 2) Evolution of Nonverbal communication 3) "The expression of emotions in man and animals" 4) Emotional expressions are manipulated 5) Women are body language experts 6) Unlimited potentials of nonverbal knowledge 7) Basic emotional expressions 8) Body Language Brain 9) What is Nonverbal Communication? 10) Would aliens have emotions?