You are interested in the thematic field of human communication? You have already read our article that focuses communication as an essential human need? Expand your knowledge when it comes to general communication and read through this following article within the website www.crisinfo.org. We will comprehensively inform you about human communication, its characteristics and its different types such as for instance nonverbal communication, oral communication and written communication. Just take some time and jump at the chance in order to find out profound details as well as aspects about human communication.
First of all it has to be said that human communication represents a human activity which consists in transferring information – mostly very important and meaningful information for all communication partners that participate in a conversation, dialogue, discussion, talk or general communication round. In order to have the possibility to communicate it is important to have something to talk about, one or more recipients as well as a sender who conveys the respective information or message. In this context it has to be mentioned that the recipient or recipients do not have to be present in order that the communication can occur. Fact is, however, that communication can proceed at every time and space – no matter if one recipient is in Austria, the second one in Germany and the third one in the United States of America. In other words: It is possible to communicate across any distance considering both space and time.
Furthermore it has to be stressed that human communication requires a few conditions in order to provide a successful and understandable discussion, conversation or talk between two or more persons. A very important condition consists in the fact that the respective communication partners do possess an area of communicative commonality which means that they should all be interested in the communication theme they are talking about. Just have a look at the following example: John, Mary and Brooke are good communication partners. They nearly talk about everything they are interested in. One day Mary and Brooke, both financial consultants, start a conversation about the thematic field of fixed-term deposits which are also known under the German name or expression of Festgeld. John, however, is not very well versed in financial topics – in other words: He cannot join the conversation with Mary and Brooke because he has no idea what they are talking about. He does not know what fixed-term deposits are and consequently has no possibility to participate in the conversation, discussion or rather talk. This is the reason why it turns out to be very important that the respective communication partners, within the given example it would be John, Mary and Brooke, share a special field of communicative commonality.
Concluding we want to explain the difference between nonverbal communication, oral communication and written communication:
- Nonverbal communication represents a way of transferring information and messages by means of non-word messages. Forms of so-called nonverbal communication include amongst others gesture, body language, eye contact, clothing and hairstyles.
- Oral communication refers to general spoken communication which is actually carried out by means of words, visual aids as well as non-verbal messages.
- Written communication describes a way to put information and messages into the right words.