Let’s try to understand that how nonverbal communication evolved. We all know that our ancestors faced same challenges like any other creatures. To survive successfully, any creature has to 1) defend itself from predators and adverse climatic conditions, 2) mark and defend certain geographical area for shelter, 3) find and preserve food to live upon, 4) attract a mate, protect it, and produce off-springs, 5) take care of off-springs and teach them same techniques and manners, 6) cooperate and coordinate with members of same species as well as others to seize opportunities and minimize risk to life.
To have same skills and adaptations, an intelligent system came into existence which senses each factor subjected with survival and responds to it appropriately. We know that sensory organs send signals to brain, brain processes them and finally signals are sent back to various parts of body and organs. Capability of sensing and reacting to and by various forms of signals like sounds, movements, gestures, facial expressions, postures, smells and colors are basic characteristics of nonverbal communication. These nonverbal characteristics are deeply rooted in our expression of emotions and reflexes.
|Different emotions have different purposes.|
1) Survival of communicator 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 10) What is Nonverbal Communication? 11) Why we clench fist after victory?