The Importance of Smiling in Communication
|What is the importance of smiling in communication?
allows people to perceive
person, whether is part
of the verbal
or of the non-verbal communication.
when approaching someone
on your face, You tell
to that person
your body language that
You are friendly.
People want to be surrounded by happy people,
who radiate positive energy. Then
wants to be harmed, obviously.
In relation to hitchhiking, the importance
in communication is highly relevant.
is because hitchhiking in most of the
is an interaction between people that
never met before and that is based on
trust. I trust the driver,
In such interaction is fundamental for both
driver and hitchhiker not to appear as threatening in any way.
Because we don't know each-other, when I
approach a driver to ask for a ride, it's
mandatory for me to be perceived as friendly
as possible. In no way I want to be perceived
as a threat. Smiling, at this point, becomes
an essential part of the message that I want
which is, first of all, that I
friendly person. It happened to me so
times to be told by drivers who picked
"You had this big smile on your
and You looked so friendly - I couldn't
to You, and who could".
surrounded by other
likely they will enjoy
their car. Since
to make a good first impression,
on my own hitchhiking experience, the
of smiling in communication is
which always has to be taken into
as smiling is often a parameter
makes the difference between being liked
by someone we haven't met before,
for a hitchhiker translates into getting
by Claudio Adriano Dobre,