Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition


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Which of the following describes ancient communication based mostly on body language and visual cues?

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1. Which of the following non-verbal communications will always tell you if someone is lying?

2. People exhibit pacifying non-verbal behaviors to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the types of non-verbal communication. Topics you'll be assessed on include the origins of instinctual non-verbals and an example of non-verbal communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The oldest form of communication known to man
  • Lying in regards to non-verbal communication
  • Reasons why people exhibit pacifying non-verbal behaviors

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human growth and development lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review a description of a non-verbal communication and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the origin of instinctual non-verbals

Additional Learning

To learn more about communication, review the accompanying lesson titled Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and give an example of non-verbal communication
  • Know the part of the brain where non-verbal communication originates
  • Identify four examples of freeze, flight, or fight non-verbals
  • Define and give three examples of pacifying behaviors