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September 14, 2014
Communication that includes nonverbal and unwritten communication is considered demonstrative communication. Body language, facial expressions, eye contact, hand gestures, the tone of voice and certain actions are included in demonstrative communication. Demonstrative communication can be positive or negative when being sent or received. It may also be effective or ineffective depending on the sender and the receiver. Even though demonstrative communication is nonverbal, it still requires the communicators to listen and respond.
Positive body language, facial expressions and eye contact play a big role in positive demonstrative communication. An individual's body language can say a lot about how they are perceived by the individual or individuals they are communicating with. Positive body language makes it known that the person is interested and engaged in the conversation being held.
Standing up straight can show that a person is interested in what is going on, unlike leaning against a nearby wall which makes the statement of maybe being bored. When holding direct conversations, having direct eye contact and maybe nodding in agreement can signal the sender that he or she has the receiver's attention.
Negative body language, rude gestures, wandering eyes as well as rolling of the eyes can be a sign of lack of interest, boredom, or just overall not engaged in the conversation at all. Slouching demonstrates poor posture and is just an action stating that the topic at hand is at no interest at all. Rude gestures could include continuous popping of gum and the rattling of paper or other noisy material. It just boldly states, "I do not care if I hear this or not." Other...