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Nonverbal communication, Norm (social), Social influence
Nov 12, 2014
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HOW FACTORS AFFECT THE COMMUNICATION PROCESSS
This paper will discuss how the communication process can be affected by individual forces, societal forces, culture, context, and ethics. It will discuss ...view middle of the document...
In addition, individual forces include your field of experience, such as your education and experiences.” (Alberts 2012)
HOW FACTORS AFFECT THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS
It is important to understand not only, your identity but also the identity of the person or people you are communicating with. Since each person is unique, they communicate in their own distinctive ways. Everyone is aware of the change in behavior when we interact with others in different settings. Our communication with other people changes along with our behavior. Our individual experiences and backgrounds influence the ethical competence in communication. We are responsible for how ethical we are in day to day communication.
Although we are individuals, our individualism is limited by the society that we live in. A society is made up of different people, which means societal forces and individual forces play a role with each other. Communication is influenced by societal forces. These forces refer to the social structures of a society based on politics, history, and economics. The individual forces that affect communication can also be influenced by societal forces. Behaviors can be perceived differently when dealing with communication between multiple persons of different societies. Nonverbal communication is greatly affected by differences in societies. Many gestures and nonverbal messages vary greatly in meaning when expressed in different societies. “Participants bring their beliefs, values, norms, and attitudes to each interaction and the cultures they belong to shape each of these factors.” (Alberts 2012)
Context plays an important role in the communication process. Context refers to the setting of the interaction as well as the individual participants. Being aware of the setting and situation allows us to choose the proper way in which to communicate. “When...