While nonverbal communication and behavior can vary dramatically between cultures, the facial expressions for happiness, sadness, anger, and fear are similar throughout the world. 2. Gestures. Deliberate movements and signals are an important way to communicate meaning without words.
Nonverbal communication plays many important roles in intercultural situations. As messages delivered within the verbal channel convey the literal and content meanings of words, the nonverbal channel is relied upon to carry the undercurrent of identity ties and relational meaning.
Nonverbal communications are important because Dr. Mehrabian estimates that 7 percent of a message is verbal and 38 percent is vocal. That means that 55 percent is nonverbal, and it contributes to each message in a number of ways.
Such means of communication without words are called nonverbal communication. People had developed nonverbal communication skills long before they began to talk. Some researchers are sure that nonverbal communication is more powerful than verbal communication.
Index Terms—nonverbal, Pride and Prejudice, emotion, status, social customs. I. INTRODUCTION. When we talk about means of communication, language perhaps is the first which occurs to us. Here, language is referred to as a sign of a combination of sound and meaning.