The Importance of Space in Nonverbal Communication


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When we are communicating immediacy, what point are we trying to make?

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1. When you stretch out across the couch because you don't want anyone else sitting on it, what are you communicating?

2. Which of these terms is another way to describe personal space?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly assess your understanding of the importance of space in nonverbal communication using our helpful quiz/worksheet as your guide. The questions included here cover topics including the point that is communicated by stretching out across a couch and the concept behind expectations violation theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll find questions on:

  • What point we're trying to make when we are communicating immediacy
  • What is communicated by stretching out across the couch so no one else can sit on it
  • How to describe personal space
  • The concept behind expectations violation theory
  • Which relationship is described by the equilibrium theory

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to describe personal space
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship described by the equilibrium theory and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the point we're trying to make when we communicate immediacy

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study this subject in greater detail, check out our short lesson called The Importance of Space in Nonverbal Communication. In this lesson you'll learn how to achieve the following objectives:

  • Give some examples of nonverbal communication
  • Explain what nonverbal signs of immediacy look like
  • Detail what beliefs about our own personal space are generally based on