Women, Men, and Unspoken Messages
The combination of infants’ biological differences and the responses these invoke in caretakers establish very early that sex differences in nonverbal behavior are expected and perceived.
—Clara Mayo and Nancy M. Henley (1981, p. 6)
- Understand differences in women’s and men’s nonverbal behaviors.
- Explore how facial expressions, touch, personal space, and vocal tones influence messages from men and women.
- Develop an awareness of first impressions and unspoken messages.
- Suggest action steps for men and women to improve knowledge and the use of nonverbal behaviors when communicating.
We send verbal and nonverbal messages. Verbal messages constitute the words. Nonverbal ...