August 6, 2012
Written communication is interaction that can be done through emails, letters, cards, ads, articles, etc. Communication where written or verbal exchanges of words are not present is known as Demonstrative communication. Sending and receiving messages without words is often used to strengthen the message of verbal communication. These messages can be carried through posture, eye contact, body language, gestures, clothing, and overall appearance. Demonstrative communication can sometimes present a different message than that of the verbal message. This type of communication can also tell someone ...view middle of the document...
So you smile, hoping that they didn’t see what you really thought about it. Then as you fight off a grimacing frown you say, I like it. If they noticed your face, then they will know exactly what you are thinking. It goes along with the expression, "the look on your face told it all." In other words, we display or communicate demonstratively without intending to. Another example, could be when a man picks up a woman for a date, how he approaches her often determines whether or not he gets another date. A gentleman is expected to greet ladies at her door, not sit outside blowing the horn for her to come out. He then is expected to open and close the car door after making sure she is secure in her seat before positioning himself to drive, yet on the other hand, common courtesy is expected of the lady too. By simply reaching over to the driver side to unlock or slightly open the door for him is a very nice gesture as well. With this action, both parties feel as though that they are with a person that has manners.
Immediacy behaviors, such as a touch, a smile, body posture, and eye contact are ways of expressing emotions,...