Human race successfully survived not only because of intelligence and skills to adapt different environments but also effective interpersonal and social communication. In fact, larger brain evolved to develop better understanding about each other. Effective and harmonious social communication is not only about exchanging data with clarity and accuracy but also building mutual trust and confidence.
|Nonverbal communication is universal.|
As like other creatures, we evolved to communicate primarily through bodily expressions because they are definite and apparent. A calm and cheerful person relaxing in a reclined chair gives away a pleasant and non-threatening message whereas out-crying infant expresses helplessness and an urge of immediate attention by others. Hence, no special training or experience is required for interpreting basic emotional expressions.
Communication is vast area and nonverbal domain makes it more broader than our imagination. What makes us as a superior race on this planet is our social and emotional reciprocation with each other which doesn't happen with words and numbers. What lies in our future is completely unpredictable but one this is certain that nature would support survival of better communicator.
1) Evolution of Nonverbal communication 2) "The expression of emotions in man and animals" 3) "Nonverbal" is alien way of communication? 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) Fear Factor