Nonverbal Taboos: Definition & Examples


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What is a taboo?

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1. What is nonverbal communication?

2. In many cultures, what is one of the first things people notice about each other, and one of the first taboos people notice if you break?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nonverbal taboos are important to understand in both recreational travel and business, and this pair of practice assessments will help gauge your knowledge of nonverbal taboos and how not to commit them unwittingly.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will quiz you on:

  • Definition of taboo
  • Nonverbal communication
  • First taboo commonly broken
  • Examples of action taboos
  • What makes a taboo

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ascertain if you comprehend key concepts from the related nonverbal taboos lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a nonverbal taboo is
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions about common nonverbal taboos

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about nonverbal taboos, check out the accompanying lesson, Nonverbal Taboos: Definition & Examples. The lesson will go over the following key topics:

  • The importance of understanding both verbal and nonverbal taboos
  • Four types of nonverbal taboos: clothing, action, expression, gesture
  • Potential reactions to broken nonverbal taboos