Kinesics and Proxemics

By: Matt Himes

Kinesics

Kinesics is the interpretation of body motion communication such as facial expressions and gestures — that is, nonverbal behavior related to movement of any part of the body or the body as a whole.

Kinesics Example 1

The picture below show that the person is very happy
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Kinesics Example 2

This picture shows that the cat is very happy/ excited.
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Kinesics Examples 3

This picture shows the little girl is angry
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Proxemics

Proxemics is one of several subcategories of the study of nonverbal communication. Other prominent subcategories include haptics (touch), kinesics (body movement), vocalics (paralanguage).

Proxemics Examples 1

This pictures shows that they are not friends/close
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Proxemics examples 2

This picture shows that these two people are close.
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Proxemics Examples 3

This picture shows that these people are close but are not friendly.
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