In his book, On Becoming a Person, psychologist Carl Rogers wrote, ‘The whole task of psychotherapy is the task of dealing with a failure in communication . . . Real communication occurs when we listen with understanding – to see the idea and attitude from the other person’s point of view, to sense how it feels to them, to achieve their frame of reference in regard to the thing they are talking about.’
Good communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, social psychologists have suggested that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication. How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? These top ten nonverbal communication tips can help you learn to read the nonverbal signals of other people and enhance your own ability to communicate effectively.
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