Nonverbal (Communication) – Research Paper Example
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION” Nonverbal behaviors are usually done unintentionally. These behaviors may lead to some misunderstandings or misperceptions. I realized it when I experienced such an incident in my own life.
Once when I had to take my practical assessment, for this I burnt the mid night oil and next day was unable to get up at time therefore got late to reach the university. Having got organized I entered the lab fifteen minutes late. My teacher asked over the reason but I had nothing to tell him except for the excuse that my car punctured. He gave me answer sheet and I move towards my concerned bench. I was so much nervous that the invigilator could without doubt observe my confusing facial expressions.
As an hour passed, I started loosing my feelings of confusion and got little bit confident. The invigilator started taking viva. He was coming one by one to every student .As he was moving ahead, student by student, my heart beat started increasing. I was well-prepared for the exam but still didnt know the cause of my tenseness he kept on staring at me. I can never forget such frightful eyes from which he was gazing at me, as he was willing to ask me something very complicated. His nonverbal behavior increased my tension more.
Finally he came to me to take viva, as he asked me very first question, I was ready to answer him but my voice remained in my mouth and lips started murmuring, which was off course couldnt be heard by any one. He asked me to repeat my answer_ after collecting all my energies I started giving him answer but soon I realized that I might have collected energy more than the need, and pitch of my voice is very high, so the neighboring student could easily listen. This also contributes to express my confusion in front of him.
As I had answered him, I knew I was right but his fearsome look made me more scared than before. I started judging whats the cause of his anger? I fell into deep thoughts when he inquired of me the second question_ due to lack of concentration I took a pause, he concluded that I didnt know the answer so he moved ahead from me. I was willing to stop and ask him to repeat his question again but due to his terrible facial expressions I didnt have the courage to say him a single word.
Whatever happened, I learnt a lesson that nonverbal behavior can also contribute to communication and can generate a number of misperceptions.