Nonverbal Communications

Interpersonal Communications and Relationships
James Thomas
October 9, 2015

Nonverbal Communications
Artifacts are objects that we use to identify a person, heritage, race and environment. They may also define personal territory, to claim our space we fill them with objects that matter to us and that reflect our experiences and values. They also communicate important relationship meanings. We use them to announce our identities and to express how we perceive and feel about others. ”Environmental factors are the elements of setting that have emotional impact on how we feel and act”. It all refer to what makes up the atmosphere or background against which
someone or something is seen. Environment may refer either to actual physical surroundings or to social or cultural background factors.
There is a red scented candle lighting in my room, the candle doesn't mind losing its essence, even dying in the process, in the most positive way just so you can have a positive moment. Just by watching the flame reach new heights and listening to the wick crackle as it burns seeing that it Project a beam of light onto a wall and I notice the flame isn't emitting a shadow. It gives off a cinnamon scent making me feel so relaxed, it kind of smells like Christmas.
My bedroom is my favorite room in my house. I enjoy my bedroom because it describes me. The things that describe me the most in my room are the wall colors, pictures, and the decorations. My walls are a dark green my favourite color, I have pictures of my nephews that I hang on my wall along with pictures of me and my siblings. I also have a pride flag hanging above my bed. I feel that this communicates about me that I am a proud uncle to my 2 nephews, that I love my siblings so much that I display them. Also that I am a proud gay man as to why I have my pride flag.
I think that my room would make someone feel welcomed there is a couch that they could sit on so when they see that they know ”ok we can sit down”. It would also make them feel relaxed and comfortable having the television on letting them know that they can feel at home. Most of my friends know my family and me so I know that they would defiantly feel safe and secure in my room.
I would feel depressed and bare because all my artifacts were gone, they announce who I am and show my personality. My room would definitely not feel the same because the items in my room reflect who I am as a person, they tell people that I am a relaxed decent guy who adores his nephews and siblings.

(Julia wood, Ann Schweitzer, Everyday Encounters, 2006, 179)