Did you see a young girl or an old woman?
"Your perception of others is the product of how you view yourself"
"Perception is how you look at others and the world around you. How you look at the world depends on what you think of yourself"
"Perceptions are the way we view the world and how we interpret situations"
These are some of the views of perception from different people.
One simple question and there is many different answer to it.
Reason is that, we all have our own thinking, own views about different things.
I quite agree with this sentence.
"Your perception of other is the product of how you view yourself." Sometimes, the way we think of others, is actually a reflection of our own thinking, what we really are.
Non verbal communication is the hidden language of emotional intelligence. It is said to be better and important than verbal communication to sustain successful relationship. "Actions speak louder than words." This is an example of non verbal communication.
What is non verbal communcation?
It is about using our facial expression, gesture, body posture, emotions.. etc to communcate. Somtimes, we may be using or have used non verbal communication before, just that we are not aware of it. All of us have non-verbal genes in us, is a matter of whether we are conscious about it or not. Awareness is closely related to non verbal communication. How is it relate than?
For example: If we are not aware of what kind of non-verbal language we are using to communicate, others might have the wrong impression/conclusion about you.
I think non verbal communcation all boils down to listening.
Have you really listen to what your friends, family, people around you are trying to say?
I believed that communication is more than just talking. It is also about listening and it plays an important role in communication.
Listening, as mention above, is not about listening to with your ears. It also requires you to listen with your eyes and heart. The things we see, the things we feel about is all part of non verbal communcation. So, have you really listen to what your friends are saying all along?
Some interesting facts I have found:
The differences in posture at different countries
- Bowing (not done, criticized, or affected in US; shows rank in Japan)
- Slouching (rude in most Northern European areas)
- Hands in pocket (disrespectful in Turkey)
- Sitting with legs crossed (offensive in Ghana, Turkey)
- Showing soles of feet. (Offensive in Thailand, Saudi Arabia)
- US with index finger
- Germany with little finger
- Japanese with entire hand (in fact most Asians consider pointing with index finger to be rude)
Sometimes, we may lie when we speak. However, when we use non verbal communication, somehow, it reflects the truth. It reflects what you really feel/think about something/someone. I guess that, non verbal commuication is something that all of us, including myself, is still learning. If we could effectively pick up the skill of non verbal communication, we would establish a better relationship with our friends or family as we know how to relate to one another.
What is your about perspection and non verbal communication? Feel free to leave some comments. =)