Non-Verbal Compatibility in Communication

  • Mamta Bhatnagar


Human beings are social by nature and remoteness is unnatural to them. The social communication has a lot of subconscious variations that are difficult to infer. Written words are passive, but face to face conversation message is conveyed at verbal and non-verbal levels. Time and again, words seems insufficient to transport spoken messages, and this insufficiency is complemented by the use of non-verbal features or body language. The focus of the present paper is to study body signals and its various aspects as an important part of non-verbal communication. At the same time, there is an attempt to explore the compatibility or incompatibility of the verbal communication with its non-verbal counterpart and to study the cultural variety prevalent in body language.