Nonverbal Behavior and the Regulation of Everyday Life
One of the major tasks of any system of interpersonal relations is to insure that people conduct their interpersonal affairs with a minimum of embarrassment and discomfort. When two people meet, whether for business or pleasure, they are guided both by a shared sense of what is expected in that kind of situation and by the cues emitted by the other person. The behavior of the other person is a necessary clue to exactly how to behave because there is some latitude allowed in the interpretation of any situation. Thus, closing a business deal can be either a “strictly business” transaction or a friendly business one.
KeywordsNonverbal Behavior Vocal Characteristic Interpersonal Distance Friendly Business Nonverbal Immediacy
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