In a recent interview, I asked my husband if he felt uncomfortable using a nonverbal communication device in front of his family.
“Oh, my gosh, I really like it,” he responded.
“I mean, it’s a natural way of communication.
You know, you have to be able to use it to communicate and so I think it’s kind of like a natural, normal way of communicating.”
However, I also asked him if he could talk to people who aren’t comfortable with facial expressions, like his mother-in-law, who often wears sunglasses to avoid the glare of the street.
He paused for a moment, thinking about it.
“Well, we’re not really used to it,” I said.
“You know, my mother-to-be wears sunglasses, and she just said, ‘Don’t ever wear sunglasses to work.
They don’t help.’
She knows me.
So, I don’t really think that that’s something that’s going to help.”
Emotional communication technology like face-to:face communication is still new and, to date, there’s not a lot of research on how well it works.
But, for people like me who aren.t used to using nonverbal signals in front in front-of-family interactions, it might not be so bad to take a step back and see what the pros and cons are.
And if you’re willing to give it a shot, here are some things you can do to make it work for you:1.
Use facial expressions as your main means of communicationEmotional expressions are the most common way of telling people that you’re emotional.
In fact, you can often tell if someone is emotional by looking at their face, and that’s a good indicator of how happy they are.
Emotional expressions can also be used to communicate when someone is acting a little tense, like when someone’s talking in a non-verbal way.
This is also a good indication that you may be having trouble communicating.
Use nonverbal cues to tell when you’re in an emotional stateEmotional signals can also work well when used in an indirect way, like by looking directly at someone, or by asking them a question or making eye contact.
When a nonverbally communicated emotion is used, you’re basically asking them what’s going on, and if they can relate to the emotion you’re trying to convey.
For example, if someone says, “I’m sad,” you can also ask, “What’s the cause of your sadness?”
Emotional cues can also serve as an indirect signal of your own feelings, because they don’t involve saying, “You’re sad because of the weather?”
Instead, you say, “Because you’re sad.”3.
Use body language to communicateEmotional facial expressions are often used to express emotions in a way that is not overtly emotional, like smiling or hugging.
However, many people don’t feel comfortable using nonverbals in their interactions with people.
This can lead to feelings of isolation, which is a common problem among people who are not used to interacting in a group.
For many people, facial expressions that don’t convey emotions or other information are used to get the other person to respond in a positive way, instead of making them feel uncomfortable or awkward.
Use visual cues to communicateWith facial expressions and body language, you know you’re communicating in a natural and respectful way.
It might sound like a complicated technique, but it’s pretty simple.
A lot of people are uncomfortable using non-visual cues in their conversations, because their nonverbal language isn’t a natural or natural way to communicate.
In other words, it can feel awkward to make eye contact, or if you don’t like someone’s facial expression, you might not want to interact with them in a respectful way at all.
Use gesturesEmotional gestures are the same as nonverbal facial expressions.
You can use body language or nonverbal gestures to communicate, and sometimes it’s helpful to be nonverbial in your body language.
For instance, you could say, “Hey, honey, are you feeling OK?” or, “Oh my gawd, I feel so happy right now.”
Use speech patterns to communicateWhile facial expressions can be a good way to convey emotion, they can also become a little annoying and awkward when you use them too much.
If you don.t like your speech patterns or your body tone, you should definitely use nonverbal techniques like face to face communication, where you’re not using facial expressions or body language and instead just talking directly to your partner.
Emphasize nonverbal behavior to convey emotional meaningEmotional expression and nonverbal body language can be used in many different ways, including: 1.
Emphasis on nonverbal interactions and body communication 2.
Embellish nonverbal behaviors 3.
Empower your partner to make positive changes to the way they