Frank McDaniels Jr.
December 5, 2011
Dr. Kimberly Lockwood
Demonstrative communication is the process where messages are sent and received. Exchanging thoughts, information, or messages, speech, writing, or signals and even behavior can all be labeled as types of communication. Verbal or nonverbal, visual or written are different forms of communication. Written or oral communication can be considered to be verbal communication, facial expressions, eye contact, or gestures, and including body posture are considered to be forms of nonverbal communication. Letters, emails, reports, and articles are all forms of verbal communication.
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Demonstrative communication allows for the use of self-expression (Sutton, 2011). People gauge your personality based on how you present yourself to them. A business executive wears a suit to show he or she is in control and their dominance, and their ability as a leader. Demonstrative communication is something we do every day without even knowing we are doing so. How we wear our hair, clothes, markings such as tattoos and piercings, and other symbols are all different types of demonstrative communication. We should be careful when using this type of communication even though we get a positive feedback, it can be imprecise and misread very easily. Different people can read facial expressions and gestures may mean different things to other people. If you do not know someone it would not be hard for you to misread them.
Demonstrative communication does not have the complexity that the spoken language has (Sutton, 2011). A person cannot tell about their life story without using words, or pictures and this would still leave parts of your life story incomplete. Demonstrative communication is like all other forms of communication it also involves listening and responding to what you hear. There are times when a person’s actions can tell us more about them, than their words. There are times when we can listen with our eyes better than we can with our ears. At this point let us use this example your neighbor of nine years decides to put a fence around his property, cutting off direct access to his property form yours without telling you he was going to do this. Your neighbor could be telling you that...