Non-Verbal Communication Tools : Non-Verbal Communication: Affect Displays

Uploaded by expertvillage on 05.10.2008

Alright, now let's talk about Affect Displays. This is another break down of what we do with
our body and I know that you do this, you probably just never knew that it was called
Affect Displays. And what this is, are things that you do with your body, or your face,
or your hands, really anything about you that speaks volumes about how you feel. For example,
If I do this, I'm not telling you that I'm angry, but very clearly my body language expresses
that I'm angry. So these are the ways that we show people how we feel, whether it's intentional
or not intentional without saying a word. Ah, so your co-workers or your friends might
say to you, "gosh, you look angry". You haven't even said a word. Or by the way you walk in
the room. “I got you're really happy today, what's up"? So, this is a two-fold thing,
it's great to have affect displays but it's not so great to have affect displays. You
want to find the places where it's okay to express yourself in that way. For example,
you don't want to go into a meeting with your boss, expressing physically that you're angry,
without notifying them that you're angry. So, sometimes these two need to go together,
depending on your circumstances.