Sending Nonverbal Messages

iDevice icon Unintentional Nonverbal Communication
As already noted, Nonverbal Communication can be used to imply things that might be inappropriate verbalize or make explicit. On the flip side of such intentional use, Nonverbal Communication can occur even when a person does not plan to send a message. Whether we intend it or not, people may attach meaning to our nonverbal behavior.

View this video clip from the Seinfeld TV program for a comedic example of how a nonverbal message can be implied.

Seinfeld - "The Wink"

Does this sort of event seem plausible to you? Can you remember a time when you may have sent an inadvertent nonverbal message?

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