com 200 Week 2 – Discussion 2

Nonverbal communication is one of the most powerful ways that we communicate in our interpersonal relationships. Sometimes, however, we may find ourselves unintentionally communicating something that we do not mean to. This tends to happen quite often in intercultural communication situations (when we are communicating across different cultures). Provide an example of a time when you nonverbally communicated something other than what you meant. Or, use an example of when someone else nonverbally communicated something to you that was different than what they meant. What happened in this situation? Be specific in your example and also discuss what you will do in the future to avoid this.

Your initial response should be 150-200 words in length and is due by Thursday, Day 3. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Monday, Day 7. (You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three posts for this discussion.)




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In my life, there are several situations whereby I unintentionally communicate something that I did not want. For instance, there is a day, my best friend’s girlfriend had come to visit me in my house. On that particular day, the weather was extremely hot since it was summer. After a few minutes, I felt that the room was extremely hot and wanted her to turn on the fan. “I feel really hot inside here”, I said to her. On hearing what I said, she simply smiled at me and gave me a weird look, something that led to me realizing that she had misunderstood me …

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