The Importance of Non-Verbal Communication

Communication, to me is the most important tool to survival and success and is used daily by everyone. I have always felt a particular need to increase my personal levels of communication and language skills. When I entered college, I felt very insignificant to the people around me because I didn’t feel smart enough to communicate on their levels. I then became an English major. Nonverbally, I was trying to say “I want to learn how to sound smart!” After a year of English, I realize that I don’t want to be a English teacher, I was just trying to better communicate with my surroundings. So now, being in a position where I want to transfer out of Potsdam, I realize how important communication is.
Communication takes many forms, each being important on its own level. Nonverbal communication, as talked about in chapter 6, is one of the most important methods of communication. Verbal language is important, but can sometimes fail, for example, when someone you are trying to communicate with does not know your native language.
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