Gender and Nonverbal Communication Essay by The Research Group

Gender and Nonverbal Communication
This paper discusses the relation ship of gendr and nonverbal communication: Somatypes (body builds), matching hypothesis, attractiveness, listening, masculinity and femininity, social power, sex differences, space and clothing.
# 21668 | 1,800 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US

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"Because our physical appearance is the most obvious nonverbal cue we present, it prompts others to perceive us with certain expected personality traits. For example, because of generally accepted physique-temperament stereotypes, evidence shows that we do associate definite personality and temperament traits with body build.

In addition to the superficial, nonverbal cue of body build, or "somatype," we also present a range of less apparent traits and behaviors which are less clearly defined by anatomy. Even so, we will see that these behaviors are sex-specific, to the extent that males and females interact according to different nonverbal agendas. These male and female differences in interaction appear to originate both in culture and physiology, although an interaction of gender and environment is the most ... "

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