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Respond to the Classmate’s Discussion (below) to the above question

as you would in a face-to-face class by stating why you agree as

pertaining to the discussion and by probing questions. Your

response posts need to be at least 200 words each. Please be sure to

validate your opinions and ideas.

Discussion (Ray) There are many things I have learned in reference to nonverbal communication

such as it is influenced by one’s culture in different ways and even extends to universal and other are culture specific and I learned that many things entail nonverbal communication like facial expressions, voice, gestures, body language and even touch, {Lexika, 2020}.

There are nonverbal behaviors that are universal and probably biological for instance flashing your eyebrows and the palm up gesture as well as the six basic emotions we display like happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger, and being surprised whereas, other nonverbal behaviors are culture-specific and different in their meanings and norms across different cultural groups, {APA, 2014}.

Each of these categories will tell you things about the person who is communicating with you in reference to their thoughts, feelings, attitude whereas, facial expressions reveal a person emotions, happiness, anger, fear and body language consist of hand gestures and movement of the body in certain positions and this also send out a message when communicating with another.

There are many ways to communicate with another and it all depends on your culture and things you have learned within your culture. Like vocal cues, physical contact, and overall, nonverbal behaviors will tell one about a person’s thoughts and feelings.

Nonverbal behaviors are a crucial part of communication and understanding these different types of communications will help us understand and respond to a person appropriately. Let us understand that facial expressions are considered the most easily form of nonverbal communication. I have mentioned various types of communicating with others and understanding one’s culture helps us communicate with them without offending them or misunderstanding what they are saying, {Maricopa, 2020}.

Nonverbal behaviors play an important role in interpersonal communication. Facial expression, body language, vocal cues, physical contact and even using objects when speaking is considered an important part of nonverbal communication. However, we must understand cultural differences and individual variations when understanding nonverbal cues that way we will be able to understand what is being relayed to us in this form of communication, {Businesstopia, 2018}.